I was just wondering how efficient is the human body when it comes to consuming calories? Do we use up every calorie we take in or is some lost? 90%? 99%?
It's funny that I never really thought about this until I watched some show about elephants and how poorly they really digest their food (well its mostly roughage anyways).
Thread: Efficiency Of The Human Body
02-08-2010, 02:19 PM #1
Efficiency Of The Human Body
02-08-2010, 02:38 PM #2
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02-08-2010, 02:43 PM #3
they already have those, there called fat blockers and carb blockers, or both.
and id say on a deficit, the body is extremely efficient. probably close to 100% efficiency, but if you randomly go out and eat 10,000 calories, then the body just doesnt have the necessary digestive enzymes to absorb all of that, and efficiency would be very low. for a typical bulk, id say the body is 90-95% efficient
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Heat of combustion / gross energy -> digestible energy -> metabolizable energy -> net metabolizable energy -> net energyIt is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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