Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Calories In, Calories Out Dated

It’s a law of thermodynamics: A calorie in equals a calorie out.  Energy is neither created nor destroyed.

“Energy balance requires that the energy that comes in has to equal the energy that comes out,” said Richard Johnson, professor of renal diseases and hypertension at the University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

The body uses calories in one of two ways: general metabolic requirements—from simply standing and breathing to exercising—or energy storage.

In other words: Calories don’t disappear.

The idea is that as long as you’re eating fewer calories than you’re expending, you shed pounds. You can do this with a diet of Twinkies and candy bars or with salmon and arugula.

But food is more than just its caloric value.

“It isn’t just about calories. It’s about the kind of food you eat,” Johnson emphasized. “All of my research only shows that calories tell part of the picture.”

Likewise, there’s a significant difference between 200 calories of chocolate-frosted doughnut and 200 calories of chicken breast, researchers said. Because they’re providing different vitamins and minerals, they noted, the body processes them differently.

And when the calories are empty—such as those from soda—the body receives energy void of vitamins or minerals.

“(Food) can be modified by fiber in the diet, how much you absorb,” Johnson said. “What the energy balance will translate into is weight. But it doesn’t reflect body composition. So body composition can change dramatically even though weight doesn’t change.”

Johnson continued: “You can change your fat to muscle and be the same weight.”

Read the full article HERE.

 

WOD

4 Rounds:

500 Meter Row
12 Push Press
12 Box Jumps 24/20″
12 KB Swings 53/35#

Level 1: 75/55#
Level 2: 95/65#
Level 3: 115/75#

Core Down

21-15-9

V Ups

Hollow Rocks

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Max 2017
Erin 1549
Big Ben 1536
Belinda 1619
Kirk 1523
Nicholl 1639 (run)
Logan 1559
Christa 1655
Jenny 1730
Travis 1444
Bob 1527
Toph 1806
Kapitan 1632
Josh P 1514
PDiddy 1540
KK 1714
Aimee F. 1716
Kyle 1549
Jewels 1555 (run)
DLay 1449
Bill F. 1355
Joe 1521

Level 2
Josh C 1619
Tammi 1951
Beth 1536 (run)
Jim 1802
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Jared 1448
Amanda ?
Faith 2325
Jeff W 1715
Natalie 1725
Munique 1737
Jason 1822
Connor 1600
Nate 1745
Travis M 1827
Zach 1753
Josh W 2010
Annie 1930
Erika 1703
Tonya 1820
Jared 1739
Travis 1758

Level 1
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Aimee O 2030
Michele 1903
Erin 2113
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Ray 1914
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Chuck 1923
Ellie 2024
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Christy 1713
Kylee 2208
Josh 1841
Chris 1754
Jessica 1910
Beth 2227
Tracy 1950
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MOD
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Shaq 1735
Vance 1312 (run)
Barb 2012
Bob 6’9 1443
Sabrina 1757
Karen 1920
Rebecca 1907
Kelli 2044
Gwen 1944
Carol 1907
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Kathy 1902
Jen C 1710
HMroz 1814
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Patrick 1449
Don 2115
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