Officially? I have no idea. TOO much! lol
I do hear that reference to 3500 calories per pound. It's everywhere. But does anybody know where that number came from? other than the public consciousness, I mean? Kilocalories (Kcal, or "calories") are measured in foods with a bomb calorimeter. Presumably, that aforementioned value was measured by this method. You'd think so, at least. So... where is the data on that? I mean, you'd think there'd be at least ONE reference you could find -??- So far, I haven't been able to. Just curious. Anybody know?
As to the original query: I am frustrated by the fact that I can eat poorly for ONE day and gain 3 pounds. Okay, well, I did that to myself. I'll stand up and take my "punishment." But then, to be fair and just, doesn't it seem that the reverse ought also to apply? If I eat exceptionally well - meaning properly - I ought also to be able to lose those 3 pounds in a day! Yes, I know, dietary fantasyland. Okay, I'll be lenient! I'll give it a couple of days! several, maybe. But N-O. Goes on easy, comes off slow. Sheesh There's just no justice.
Keep in mind too, a lot of quickly-fluctuating "weight" is water. Daily weighings can make you crazy that way.
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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