- Oct 25, 2017
You must have missed the "especially" qualifier.
Regardless, it's either true or it's not. Some amount of resistance training would not change the laws of physics that CICO fans love to go on about. A calorie is a calorie is a calorie according to them.
No. The entire point is that the laws of thermodynamics say absolutely nothing about what our bodies do with food. Carbohydrates are unique in that they can be used basically only for energy once consumed or they get stored as fat when there is excess. You can't use them to build muscle or repair tissue or do any other number of things that the body does with fat and protein, the only two essential macro nutrients.Yeah, eating protein can result in more gains of lean mass especially when combined with resistance training; not all shifts in body weight are fat mass related.
The main takeaway is obsess less over why way of eating x is secretly super special(it isn't) and just find a way to manage your intake; this'll vary from person to person.
Protein being used to build lean mass based on hormonal signals from resistance training should more than enough information to understand that not all calories are the same and there is no expectation that they should be.