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wacky question....might be heat induced

tjvtjv Posts: 3,404
edited 5:06AM in EggHead Forum
did ya ever wonder if eating certain foods could cause you to gain more weight than what the food actually weighed.....six ounce chocolate candy bar, could ya gain 8 ounces eating it.......

t ACGP, Inc.


  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    I've considered that question too. It was when I was in wrestling and trying to keep my weight down. I don't think it would be possible but I don't claim to be smart. :woohoo:
  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468

    This explanation turned out to be MUCH longer than I expected but since I typed it ... here you go

    I think it is more about how many calories the food contain and the way the body converts the calories.

    For example 6 oz of chocolate may contain more calories that 6 oz of carots. Also the chocolate is calories that the body can convert to energy quickly (like of you are involved in a sport). But if you do not burn the energy of the chocolate, the body will try to store is (usually in fatty tissue)

    The carot is a more complex energy source and does not yield the same output as the chocolate
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Actually, I think you can. Part of processing food is oxidation, which involves a chemical reaction that combines oxygen that you breathe with stuff that you eat. Sounds good to me anyway..... :laugh:
    The Naked Whiz
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,735
    My theory is simple: tasty food makes you fat and happy. Crappy food makes you skinny, gives you gas and a sour disposition.

    Spring "Fat, Dumb And Happy" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,993
    Do you want the real nutrition based answer?

    Simple carbohydrates actually make you retain and create more fat cells. It's converting water and other elements into fat cells.

    As a bonus they make your body physically crave even more. Welcome to the modern day America.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    It is certainly true of drinking beer! :P :silly: :laugh: :blush: :laugh:
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Short-term weight gain, like eating 2# of total food (by weight) for dinner, yet weighting more than 2# heavier the next morning is most likely related to the salt content in the food or liquid you had. The salt retains the liquids you drank during the day, making you weigh more the next morning. Over the course of the next day or so, you will eliminate the excess water and the weight goes back down (unless you eat more salty food) :ohmy:
    Mexican and Chinese foods are good examples of this.

    Long term - the caloric value and fat conversion vs exercise factors all come into play.

    Just my option and observations.... ;)
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,777
    Yup, that'd be the explanation that makes the most sense to me. Which means I agree with Capt. Frank just below. Beer, mmmm. Good beer, double plus mmmm.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    When the brisket comes out killer, I wake up feeling like I ate my Egg.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    Scratch the bar. Drink beer....pee, and repeat. B)
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Great suggestion! :woohoo: :whistle: :woohoo: :laugh:
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    You can even do it in a can to do the math. :P
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    None if it's heated on an adjustable rig, 0 calories...

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,404
    sounds like we have enough experience around here to write a proposal and ask Uncle Sam for a big arsp research grant. can't think of a better place to do research than at an eggfest or three.........t ACGP, Inc.
  • Talking about "pork"....... :laugh:
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