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Protein makes you consume less calories?


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#1 imprisnd

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:49 PM

The title is kinda clickbait because i wanted a lot of people to see it lol

So its pretty common knowledge that protein makes you less hungry because its harder to digest, but just a second ago I have watched a video on YouTube from some guys that have fitness channel (fitness is not the right word tho, they lift heavy weights and are really muscular), they said that if you for example consume a 1000 calories of cottage cheese you will actually digest only 700 because protein is that hard to digest.

Anyone has some more info about that? Can that be even real?

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:55 PM

It's called the Thermic Effect of Food. Each macronutrient requires energy to be digested. It differs depending on the macronutrient.

Protein= 20-30% of energy it provides per gram
Carbs = 10-15% of energy provided per gra
Fat= 0-5% energy provided
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:56 PM

I'd read something about that because protein is harder to digest, your metabolism increases by 30% when digesting it, which means it'd be less calories??? idk lol, sounds like magic to me..

 

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:56 PM

It's called the Thermic Effect of Food. Each macronutrient requires energy to be digested. It differs depending on the macronutrient.

Protein= 20-30% of energy it provides per gram
Carbs = 10-15% of energy provided per gra
Fat= 0-5% energy provided

I knew that term, but didn't expect the numbers to be so big on protein! Thank you for clearing this out.

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:58 PM

this being said is a bit of a mistranslation?

 

Certain foods/ food groups burn more calories in digestion. Protein burns a lot more than fat for example, 20-30% of cals vs 0-5% of cals. 

 

So using your example, you are getting 1000 cals from the food, but your body uses 300 cals of that as energy for digestion of that food. Think of it as if you ate 1000 cals and you then exercised and burned 300 cals. 

 

To conclude, its not exactly because its "harder" to digest, it just takes more energy to do so.


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 04:51 PM

this being said is a bit of a mistranslation?

Certain foods/ food groups burn more calories in digestion. Protein burns a lot more than fat for example, 20-30% of cals vs 0-5% of cals.

So using your example, you are getting 1000 cals from the food, but your body uses 300 cals of that as energy for digestion of that food. Think of it as if you ate 1000 cals and you then exercised and burned 300 cals.

To conclude, its not exactly because its "harder" to digest, it just takes more energy to do so.

Maybe! But at the end of the day your actual intake is about 700/800 calories, right? I mean this site is for people with ed so thats what really matters.

I dont know if its sounds mean but I'm not trying to be! Just want to understand the mechanics behind that.

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:48 PM

Technically yes? But I wouldn’t recommend to include it, a regular person would not be able to calculate the exact amount you are burning in digestion. You can’t really calculate the exact amount of protein in the food, or the strength of your digestion.

If you are going to do it, take it with a grain of salt.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 04:07 AM

Technically yes? But I wouldn’t recommend to include it, a regular person would not be able to calculate the exact amount you are burning in digestion. You can’t really calculate the exact amount of protein in the food, or the strength of your digestion.

If you are going to do it, take it with a grain of salt.

Naah, I was just curious about that

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