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The Calorie Myth Part 4 – Stool Volume

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mr. hankey

One other exception to the idea that calories in/calories out is just some unchanging closed system is the very simple but highly substantial changes that occur in stool volume depending on your metabolic rate.  We’ve talked about how the type of food you eat determines how many calories your digestive system can absorb, but your digestive system can also increase calorie absorption or decrease calorie absorption based on whether it is actively trying to dissipate or hoard energy. www.healthhype.com states that: The color, volume and consistency or shape of stool varies from person to person. It is generally accepted that the normal stool is: tan to dark brown in color firm but soft elongated like a sausage passed at least 3 times a week volume of less than 200 ml… Read more »