WHY CALORIE MATH DOESN’T WORK FOR WEIGHT LOSS:
- A calorie is not a calorie when you eat it at a different time of day.
- A calorie is not a calorie when you eat it in a different processed form.
- A calorie is not a calorie if two people eating the same food utilize it differently.
- Always eat carbohydrate calories in a very calculated way.
- The more you exercise, the more your body will tolerate carbohydrates.
- Most people will burn fat faster when restricting fat.
Biochemical Scientists do not accept the measurement of calories. In fact, they do not believe you can truly measure calories based on so many different and diverse reasonings. Many of these reasons have to do with the energy expenditure of the foods themselves—how they were grown, prepared, and who eats them. People vary in the particular digestive enzymes they produce.
- Some people produce more proteases for digesting proteins, others different lipase for fat breakdown, and carbohydrate-splitting enzymes for digesting carbohydrates.
- Digestive enzyme production is as different as fingerprints because it is based on their own DNA.
- People differ immensely as the bacteria that live within them.
- Extra or diverse bacteria make them more efficient at metabolizing food: so instead of being lost as waste, more nutrients make their way into the circulation, or if they go unused, get stored as fat.
- Calorie math will never be precisely accurate because the amount of calories we extract from food depends on such a complex interaction between food and each human body with its many microbes.
I believe the summation is correct and have spent more than the last 30 years trying to make sense out of all of it. Dr. Rogers J. Williams first coined the phrase, “Biochemical Individualism” back in the 1960s while working at the University of Texas. I grabbed onto his theory because it made so much sense to me and have been diligently making it a science ever since.