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Why a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie

Fat, carb, protein - does it really matter what form a calorie comes in? 

In the tidy little illusion of calorie math, no. We treat calories like currency – all totals being equal whether counted in coins, bills, or silver bars.

Yet, is a calorie really a calorie, no matter the form or source? Under all conditions to all individuals at all times?

We tend to think this way. Yet, the science begs to differ. 


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