Body IO® FM #30 | Research Review 4

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Is a calorie really a calorie?
In this research review, we discuss this popular topic: calories in, calories out. We look at different studies, research, as well as dispel others’ conclusions on the subject.
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A. “A calorie is a calorie” violates the second law of thermodynamics.
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B. Energy balance or fat balance?
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C. Is a calorie a calorie?
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D. Is a calorie really a calorie? Metabolic advantage of low-carbohydrate diets.
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E. Thermodynamics and metabolic advantage of weight loss diets.
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F. Low Carbohydrate versus Isoenergetic Balanced Diets for Reducing Weight and Cardiovascular Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
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G. Nonequilibrium thermodynamics and energy efficiency in weight loss diets.
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H. Thermodynamics of Biological Processes
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John Kiefer


Physicist turned nutrition and performance scientist. Currently considered one of the industry’s leading experts on human metabolism.

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Dr. Rocky Patel


My area of expertise includes looking at the client’s metabolic situation based on body measurements and lab values, then integrating that into a program to improve ones health. I hope to teach my clients how to improve their health.

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