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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

How come if I eat a pound of food I gain 5 pounds?

1 pound = 5 pounds?

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  • 2 months ago

    In general, 3500 calories makes a pound.

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  • 2 months ago

    The food expands when it gets to your hips.

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  • Alex
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    2 months ago

    It's not the pounds, it's the calories.

    You can eat 5 pounds of lettuce and you'll likely not gain anything. A single pound of lettuce is only 63 calories.

    Now dark chocolate on the other hand has about 63 calories per square.

    So it's all about the density.

    Those calories are going to fat reserves if you're eating more sugar and fat than anything else. But if you're eating healthy and are stocked up on proteins, the calories are going to building muscle tissue and that has a higher density than fat (so it's heavier by volume than fat). A pound of food could indeed add more body mass.

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  • 2 months ago

    The same thing would happen to me.

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