Originally Posted by Dreamliner
Slightly on topic, a new study shows that people who cut out 'junk food' don't lose weight. Saw it in the Orlando Sentinel.
Thought it bore mentioning because some are captive to the notion of food replacement as a means of enhancing thermic effect.
This seems odd to me, to a point.
On one hand, all comes to calorie balance. If I were to cut out junk food and replace it with other calories, well, you get the point.
To the study, curious what the study group cut out, and if they continued to drink stuff that is advertised and/or thought to be healthy but is really a calorie bomb. I know people who have quit drinking coke and started drinking more juices. Uhh. You haven't done anything, except maybe spend more money because the healthy fruit juice sells you on the "healthy" bit.
On the other hand.... I believe that part of eating/over eating is not only a calorie problem, but a volume problem. A person's stomach is only so big, and at some point, they are going to get tired of pushing food in. So...
Let's assume we have a person who substituted a king sized snickers bar for raw broccoli.
King Sized Snickers: 537 calories. At least for me, can easily be eaten, and qucikly.
Broccoli: A cup of broccoli cooked and drained runs 30ish calories... so you are looking at 18 or so cups of broccoli to be calorie neutral with the Snickers. Besides the taste side of things... there is a physical volume issue. That is a lot of food, that a lot of people just can't consume (mentally either).