Do Calories Matter: More or LessPosted: June 11, 2013
This small study demonstrated a fairly logical point. When the health perception of a food (In this case coleslaw) is high people tend to pile on a bigger portion. This is true even when the labelled caloric value is the same as the unhealthy version. I have an irrational fear of mayonnaise, exactly zero of each would be my desired amount.
What made the coleslaw more healthy though? The study does not say. So I wonder if the same amount of Calories of a wholesome coleslaw with home made mayo is the same and the industrial sized Costco Brand mixed with miracle whip.
These diet case studied my shead some light on the question of “With whole foods do calories matter?”
5000 calories a day follow up with Sam Feltham. 21 days of 5000 calories of a low-carb whole foods diet. According to the amount of pure caloric surplus Sam should have gained 16.5 pounds. In actuality gained a little over 3 pounds. This was not belly fat, his waist shrunk by about 1 inch. I Doubt Sam will miss his 1000 calorie microwave pecan porridge snack.
Morgan Spulock gained 25 pounds on his 30 day McDonalds diet, one that included a gallon of soda per day
What does this mean, not much considering both are anecdotal self experiment by on young male. It IS a great jumping off point for a controlled study with a large group (if such a study is even ethical). I think the results would blow some holes in Coca-Cola’s ‘Calorie is a Calorie’ misinformation campaign.
I tell ya what though, I am going to make a healthy coleslaw cause it is time I Faced my fear of mayo.
Recipe Soon, C ya