One would think that the calorie or energy-balance denialists would have gotten a clue by now, but apparently this post needs bumping.
If you make it through this post and still believe calories are some non-entity, that somehow insulin or any hormone can trump energy balance, I don't know what to say.
Original Post Date July 1, 2013 Calories ...
... or joules or ergs or foot·lbs or BTUs or eV or ...
These are all the same thing folks. They are all units of energy. That we use different terms in different contexts doesn't mean we are talking about different things. It's like different languages, be it vida or leben or liv or อายุการใช้งาน ... they all mean life.
The bastardizing of basic science in the Paleo and LLVLC realms is both ubiquitous and unrelenting. This is what prompted me to start this blog. I could really care less about the diet fads that come along that are obvious quackery, but this community is built on "our science is better" or "we understand the science", so wouldn't it be nice if that science is correct?