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Old Sat, Jul-31-04, 22:15
agd agd is offline
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Well, I thought this was well known.

For every 100 calories of protein, you waste 30 of them. For every 100 calories of fat, you wast 3 of them. For every 100 calories of carbohydrates, you waste 10 of them.

The FDA recommends a 60/30/10 carb/fat/protein diet. On atkins, you might be 05/40/55.

.9*.6+.97*.3+.7*.1 = 0.901, i.e. you waste 10% of your cals
.9*.05+.97*.4+.7*.55 = .818, i.e. you waste 18% of your cals

So if my calculations are correct, on a 2000 kcal diet you burn 160 extra calories -- over the course of a year that adds up to 16 pounds!

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