Science

These 13 Food Myths Are Actually Making You Fatter

Calorie Is a Calorie

One of the oldest and most stubborn fables of dieting is that every calorie is exactly the same. Whether you eat 2000 calories by eating vegetables or a big bag of crisps, some believe that it doesn’t make any difference. This is complete and utter nonsense.

Not every calorie is created equal. Wholewheat bread has more calories that white bread, but because of the extra fibre you stay saturated for a longer time and your body has to work harder to digest the food, causing you to burn more calories. Obviously, if you eat 20.000 calories of fruit and vegetables in one day, you will gain weight, but not nearly as much as when you would eat the same amount of calories in donuts and other kinds of junk food.