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hockeytownfan
04-10-2011, 05:08 PM
Have been wondering if the tales of things like cabbage, broccoli, califlower, etc being calorie neutral due to the fact that it take more calories to digest them than they contain. Is there any reality here?

Cinekydo
04-10-2011, 05:13 PM
Sorry, but it's bull. A lot of my calories come from fibrous veggies and they definitely contribute to my bulk. All calories count.

hockeytownfan
04-10-2011, 05:15 PM
Sorry, but it's bull. A lot of my calories come from fibrous veggies and they definitely contribute to my bulk. All calories count.

Right on. I've always added them in to be on the safe side.

TomBremner
04-10-2011, 06:27 PM
not neutral but damn low once u take away fiber. a stalk of celery is like 3 or 4

themoose333
04-10-2011, 08:30 PM
lettuce be cereal, it's going to take a LOT of cauliflower to have any significant effect. Being safe is fine though

Cinekydo
04-10-2011, 08:40 PM
lettuce be cereal, it's going to take a LOT of cauliflower to have any significant effect. Being safe is fine though

Not really. A 100g of cauliflower is 25 calories. 25 real calories. They count.

fitnessbyjay
04-10-2011, 08:41 PM
Not really. A 100g of cauliflower is 25 calories. 25 real calories. They count.

But how much energy is expended during the digestion?

themoose333
04-10-2011, 08:55 PM
Not really. A 100g of cauliflower is 25 calories. 25 real calories. They count.

BRB, eating 3lbs of cauliflower each day for around 330 REAL calories (without even considering fiber)