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Thermic Effect Of Food


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For every 25 grams of carbohydrates you eat, you burn 5 calories. For every 11 grams of fat you eat, you burn 5 calories. You burn 1 calorie for every gram of protein you eat. Sparkpeople does not factor in this when it calculates how many calories you need a day. I like to calculate this at the end of the day to know that i burnt more calories than i thought! emoticon

- Submitted by NINJACLAIRE 9/19/2012 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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BEACHANDBOHO 9/21/2012 12:12:00 PM

    Never read anything like this before-- really good to know though! thanks for sharing!
VASEASHELL 9/21/2012 8:41:00 AM

    im now interested in reading more on thermic effect of food- thank you! emoticon

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