The Myth Of “Fat Burning Foods”

The Myth Of “Fat Burning Foods”



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  1. r Negoro

    Logically speaking the best 'fat burning' food is the food that can you make you full the most with the least calories possible. Or appetite suppressants. However I do hope you will touch a bit on carb addiction in the future.

  2. bjornfsteen

    Yeah–this reminds me of when I tell people I started eating more (fill in the blank with a "fat burning food" like coconut oil) and they ask me if it is helping me losing weight. If you want to lose weight you have to eat nutrient dense foods that for you are satisfying (satiety). For me, personally, this eliminates foods that some "experts" consider important. Like avocados. They don't satisfy me. I do better with bacon or peanut butter if I need fat. The difference is, I eat 300 calories in avocado I'm still hungry. I eat same amount of PB or bacon I don't want to see another gram of fat for at least 5-6 hours. It's all relative I guess.

  3. Karti Loco

    Hey Sean, I know this question isn't directly related to the video but what do you think about Multivitamins?
    Let's say for example I ate 1 banana, 1 orange, and ~250g Brussel sprouts – would this be considered 'enough' fruit and vegetables to justify not taking a Multivitamin supplement daily?

    I do take Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin D, Omega3 and Creatin as single supplements already though. Thanks & keep up the good work 🙂

  4. Astfresser

    i'm sorry sean but you're wrong on this, because your logic doesn't apply. it's not because of the thermic effect of food that certain foods stimulate fat loss. it goes deeper. i'm just digging up some info that i stumbled upon today: take fiber for example. fiber is converted into short chain fatty acids (SCFA) by your gut bacteria. new research has shown that fat cells have a specific receptor for SCFA which downmodulates the effect insulin has on the cells, so it doesn't trigger fat storage. as shown by gery taubes, the causality of the caloric balance points in the other direction. people usually think, the more calories they consume the more gets stored as fat. but if you look at the storage mechanism which is very insulin dependent, you see that if insulin is low fat can't be stored (as well), thus making the body excrete a lot of calories unused. i think while you should always keep your calories in mind that nutritional science is a very complex field of research.

  5. Matt Pearson

    Hey Sean, I've noticed over the past few years that the recommended amount of protein for bodybuilders has significantly decreased, at least in the YouTube fitness game. People used to recommend 2.0x grams of protein/pound of body weight, then it turned to 2.0 protein/pound of lean mass, and now it's down to 0.8-1.0 protein/pound. Do you know why this change seemed to happen so suddenly? And do you think that it will continue to drop?

    Loved the video, btw.

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