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Scientists have long proclaimed the calories in, calories out method when dieting but new research suggests the belief that all calories are equal is flawed. To boost your chances of weight loss success, it’s important to recognise that not all calories are equal.
Doctors at Harvard Medical School have been studying the effects of different foods on the body. And whilst 100 calories of any food may release the same energy when exposed to a Bunsen burner in the lab, a human doesn't store them in the same way because other factors such as satiety, metabolic rate and blood sugar spikes come in to play. This means what you're eating is much more important than the numbers on the back of a packet.
So what should you stock up on? Nuts and high fibre veg like spinach, if further research is anything to go by. Scientists have found that only three-quarters of the calories they contain are actually absorbed by the body, the rest are excreted unused, which makes peanuts the perfect 4pm snack.
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