garble wrote:I wasn't implying it was, I was implying that the conclusion "I can eat Cadbury's eggs by the handful" is not wholly inaccurate, as even four or five wouldn't drastically imbalance one's energy budget... Yes obviously you need to eat a varied diet with lots of fresh animal and plant matter to get optimum levels of protein, vitamins, minerals etc.
But the comic wasn't about energy budget, it was about sugar. Five American Cadbury eggs is 100g of sugar, outside the US they'd apparently get you 125g. The USDA's recommended intake of *all* digestible carbohydrates is 130g per day. I suspect pretty much every nutritionist ever would say it's a pretty terrible idea to get more than 3/4 of your daily carb intake in the form of added sugars (i.e. simple rather than complex carbohydrates, and not from nice otherwise healthy things like fruits and vegetables).garble wrote:even four or five wouldn't drastically imbalance one's energy budget
++$_ wrote:An imbalance of one Cadbury egg's sugar's worth of energy is enough to cause you to put on about 9 grams of mass. That's fine on a one-time basis, but if you do it every day you gain >3 kg per year.
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