Bill Lagakos Quotes

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Best 11 Quotes by Bill Lagakos

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie Quotes

“Exercise sans dieting is insufficient to induce long-term weight loss.

Exercise, or 'hard work', builds an appetite.”

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie

“Just like 'degrees' Celsius are units to measure temperature and a 'meter' is a unit to measure distance, a 'calorie' is a unit to measure heat.

More specifically, one calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a litre of water by one degree Celsius.”

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie

“Light bulbs are rated by how much energy they consume, not by how much light they emit.

A 100 watt light bulb may emit only 4 watts of light; the bulb is 4% efficient (incandescent light bulbs are notoriously inefficient).”

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie

“Many factors, including diet, affect the efficiency of energy utilization.”

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie

“Our body burns food more or less efficiently depending on a multitude of variable factors.

In other words, we may get more or less calories from the same food eaten at different times.”

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie

“Our body does not use energy to heat one litre of water by one degree centigrade.

It uses energy to live, make digestive enzymes in the stomach, synthesize glucose in the liver, climb a set of stairs, sleep, etc.

The energy required to do these things, in particular anything related to physical activity, is influenced not only by the absolute amount of work done (e.g., distance traveled), but by the efficiency of energy utilization while performing said work.”

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie

“Real people don't sit at the dinner table and eat 22 grams of protein, 50 grams of carbohydrates, and 20 grams of fat.

They eat a cheeseburger.”

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie

“The amount of calories used by our body to do things is variable, unlike the calories required to raise a litre of water by one degree Celsius.”

The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie

Twitter post Quotes

“Frequent sunbed users experience opioid-like effects from tanning sessions.”

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“Go swimming in natural bodies of water.”

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“Vitamin C requirements are based on what would prevent an old person in a hospital bed from getting scurvy. Not optimal by a long shot.”

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