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Old 09-08-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Calorie absorption for one meal

How many calories can be absorbed at one time?
I know a pound is 3500 calories. I know a large meal at a restaurant can be 3500, but a person can't gain a pound in one day. So how much is absorbed and how much passes through?

 
Old 09-08-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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Re: Calorie absorption for one meal

Madame Me -
I think you actually CAN gain a pound in a day, but that means you have to be 3500 calories OVER your daily caloric needs. As far as I know, unless you have celiac's disease or something similar, where your digestive tract doesnt absorb nutrients like it should, you will absorb most, if not all of those calories. Correct me if im mistakin' anyone...

 
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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Re: Calorie absorption for one meal

not sure I understand the question here??
are you asking if you over eat will you gain a pound? sure you will...and you can gain more than a pound in one day via calories/water.
if you eat like this everyday its obviously bad for your health..but once a month I hear what your saying. cd (cheat day)
a person can eat untill they almost bust and thats probably after they consume over 5000 calories at one meal depends on what it is your eating like hot butter rolls with yeast/ it swells up in your stomach, as other foods will.
if you eat 3500 calories at one meal that does not mean you will gain a pound...because everyone matbolisium is different...have you ever seen a skinny person eat like a pig littlerally a pig...and they don't gain one ounce.
I ve seen people very skinny slim, at buffet's pile it on and go back for 3-3-4-5 times and still pile it on and they eat it to!...never gain an ounce..
now thats unexplainable to me.

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Old 09-08-2006, 10:31 PM   #4
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Re: Calorie absorption for one meal

Oh. I had been previously misinformed. My mom said that we can only absorb a certain amount of calories at one time. She said if I eat something fatty, I might as well eat all of it because part of it will "pass through". She told me nobody could gain or lose a pound in one day. I guess that was bad advice. I'm glad I posted here. Thank you.

 
Old 09-09-2006, 06:41 AM   #5
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Re: Calorie absorption for one meal

well I don't disagree or agree with your mom.
for a weight loss program
maybe your mom meant that to mean having only a slective calorie count at each meal?..like 300 calories for breakfast 500 for dinner and then maybe 400 calories for supper?

so why don't you experiment with it...eat 3500 calories at one meal and then weigh yourself at the end of the day...see what happens?

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Re: Calorie absorption for one meal

I am a big eater but I couldn't IMAGINE eating 3500 calories at one time without throwing up!

 
Old 09-10-2006, 03:39 PM   #7
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Re: Calorie absorption for one meal

Oh you probably could in one meal lol. Imagine eating mcdonalds and then a big slice of cheesecake at dinner time! Thats like 2000 calories all in one meal!

 
Old 09-11-2006, 08:20 AM   #8
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Re: Calorie absorption for one meal

yes...you are misinformed.

No Calories Pass Through or are not absorbed.

The Only time this happens is with Diabetics....but when it happens it is a bad thing.

When a Diabetic doesnt have any insulin then the Glucose in the Blood cannot be transferred to wher it should go...Glycogen, fat, Energy, The Excess ends up in the urine.

Although it is unlikely to Gain a lb in a day..it is very possible...eat 6000 calories in a day and you will likely gain a lb....of fat that is. you can gain or lose a few lbs every day of water.
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:36 AM   #9
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Re: Calorie absorption for one meal

boicrazy,

Okay lets' try that McDonald's outing:

Start sensibly:

Caesar Salad: 90 calories
4 Chicken McNuggets: 170
A BIG MAC: 560
2 Quarter Pounders: 840
A Filet O Fish: 400
Medium Fries: 380
Hot Fudge Sundae: 330
Chocolate Triple thick SHAKE: 440
Baked Apple Pie: 440

There, that's 3650 calories.
I am trying to figure out exactly at what point I'd have needed a bucket and a mop but there is ZERO chance I could ever make it to the apple pie. Probably the Quarter Pounders would easily do me in and any shot at the FILET O FISH would need paramedics standing by.

On a serious note, I think there comes a limit where the body will not accept any more food and all digestion will shut down and evacuatory measures, both top and bottom , will take over in the body's defense of itself.

Oh the THOUGHT of that imagined McDonald's outing will stay with me for awhile.

 
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