The Calorie Theory Myth

No one eats calories; calories are just a measurement (as is an inch) and have no substance. A calorie is a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure (does this sound like a human body?).

The calorie theory is based on the heat engine analogy also known as thermodynamics by engineers.  The human body is not a heat engine, as they would like you to believe. The human body is more like a complex chemical factory than it is a heat engine.

Food is converted in to complex substances and structures and not as a machine designed for heat production, which the measurement of a calorie is.

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2 comments on “The Calorie Theory Myth

  1. Thank you peter for this… nobody ever covers this material. Anywhere else you know of that I can find more articles in order to show my clients and other non-believers?

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