I was listening to a nutrition podcast and the thermic effect of food was mentioned. For those who do not know what that is, it’s basically the calorific cost of a food to be processed by the body. Indicative rates are as follows:
This means… that if you intake 1000 calories of carbs and 1000 calories of protein… you’re only getting 995 calories and 800 calories available for your BMR & physical activities.
This is important for those who are being strict in their calorific intake / weight loss and bodybuilding.
Was this issue kept in mind in the commercial version of Soylent?