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A calorie is a calorie = False

In Juicing, Nutrition, Organic on January 24, 2014 by organicconversion Tagged: , , , ,

THESE MAY HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF CALORIES,

BUT THEY ARE NOT THE SAME INSIDE YOUR BODY.

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I used to believe what people say, that a calorie is a calorie…it’s all the same & doesn’t matter what it comes from. But, it is really not. The same amount of calories as fresh pineapple juice and I will feel great, have lots of energy to burn and it treats my sugar cravings and doesn’t make them worse. If I chose the same amount of calories as icecream I will feel more intense sugar cravings and want more calories for several days after. I will wake up tired and sluggish and feeling icky. I won’t want to workout and I will want more of regular food too.

I also read a Spark article over at SparkPeople.com that made a lot of sense talking about how when we workout our body is not burning our last meal or fat at all, but one several meals ago since it takes time to convert it into fuel…then what we do after the workout and after it has burned the ready fuel is when it will be looking to burn fat stores. (So your activity level for the rest of the day is important) and another reason why eating something after exercise with protein and carbs is important because you don’t want the body to use muscle and organ stores.

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