Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Calories are not equal

There is a short but pretty good article what "calories" over on Yahoo's health section.

It myth-busts on a few of my favorite things about calories, like, what are they (they're the heat generated by burning the food in a lab, basically), they aren't created equal (calories can't be traded one-for-one), and so on.

The Truth About Calories

It's a quick read and it's pretty much on target. It's why your macronutrient ratios matter, why your overall intake matters but maybe not the way you think, and what calories even are in the first place.

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