Solving the Mystery of the Missing Calories

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DESCRIPTION: A few theories have been proposed as to why nuts don’t appear to contribute to weight gain, including the “pistachio principle” and the fecal excretion theory. The nut consumption and weight studies to which I refer were covered in Friday’s video-of-the-day Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/nuts-and-obesity-the-weight-of-evidence/). Tomorrow we’ll explore the studies that put the Pistachio Principle and Fecal Excretion Theory (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/testing-the-pistachio-principle/) to the test, followed by the Dietary Compensation Theory (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/testing-the-dietary-compensation-theory/) and the Fat Burning Theory (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/testing-the-fat-burning-theory/). For a more humorous take on the exercise of chewing see my video Dietary Guidelines: Corporate Guidance (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dietary-guidelines-corporate-guidance/).

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