Are Calories Made Equal?

About 3 months ago I came across Sam Feltham in the Huffington Post. He was doing a 21 day experiment eating a real food Low Carb High Fat diet, but consuming a whopping 5794 calories a day by eating eggs, nuts, fatty fish, steak and green vegetables.  He wanted to see if the conventional theories about calories are true, that in order to gain weight you have to consume more calories than you burn.

If we are to believe the conventional theory of calories, Sam Feltham should have put on 7.3kg in this 21 day experiment – but do you know how much he put on? 1.3kg!

Here you can read all about Sam Felthams journey and his theory as to why he did not put on the predicted weight!

Now Sam Feltham has just finished another experiment. He did a 21 day challenge eating 5793 calories, but eating a diet high in refined carbs. Do you know how much he put on? 7kg!

You should read his journey here:

That is quite incredible difference, and I think quite a good illustration that a calorie does not equal a calorie, and the food that you put inside your body does matter!

Just a little food for thought before you start your weekend!

Happy Friday 🙂


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