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   Oct 01


In a recent meeting on obesity held in Minneapolis, doctors, experts in satiety, showed important revelations about how to obtain a successful weight control. He began his presentation on control of this irrefutable statement: calories count, no matter what you are reading in the press laws of thermodynamics are still valid.. With regard to winning and losing weight, the laws of Thermodynamics can be translated as: the calories consumed must be used or stored as body fat. When you adopt a careful control of the calories, the amount of fat in the diet is 25% or 45% of calories has little influence on weight loss. The people who say that you can eat all you want and lose weight when certain types of food are avoided is actually eating less calories than before. The volume.

Many features of foods affect satiety: the appearance, taste, how they feel in the mouth, require much chewing, nutrient content, density found in calories and, despite the caloric density, the volume of food consumed. The specialist does not deny the popular premise that macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates, alcohol and fiber) affect food intake and the use of calories. Then, what does your body says that it has eaten enough? satiety studies have shown that the amount of calories in a given volume of food is the that makes the difference in the number of calories that people consume at one meal, longer length of a day. In terms of nutrition, this is called energy density of the food. The higher the energy density, more calories are stored in a particular weight or volume of food, easier is overeating. People tend to eat a constant amount of food. To consume a calorie dense food, high in fats, it is likely that people eat more calories to get the amount that makes it. But what is increasing the volume of what you eat without adding calories?

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