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Question by P-Nut
Submitted on 11/30/2003
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If you eat a pound of food at lunch, will you weigh a pound heavier right after eating?

Answer by lyghtningrod
Submitted on 12/22/2003
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No. You burn calories while eating the food.


Answer by Professor
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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In practical terms you'd gain a pound instantaneously. The 'eating' would burn up virtually no weight. Say you swallowed 32oz of water (2lbs) and got on the scale. You'd read 2 pounds heavier than before you drank the water. If you then swallowed a pound of BBs you'd weigh an additional pound. But you haven't 'gained weight' in the sense that it's permanent. It's an instantaneous weight gain but only temporary until you urinate or sweat the water out and the BBs pass through your system. On the other hand if you ate a pound of butter you'd again instantly be a pound heavier but when your digestive system processed it and turned it into fat it would become permanent.


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