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comment How does our body dispose of excess calories (physiologically speaking)?
Thank you Berin for a big answer, however, I feel that you are a little off-topic. I am not trying to find out general facts about the digestion system, I am trying to answer the specific question. (And while other information may be required to learn before I can understand the answer, I don't see how this is the case here.) Please read the update in my question. Thanks for your response anyway. (Also, by my definition, B only stands for the energy (calories) - not vitamins, minerals, proteins or other things used up by any non-energetical mechanisms or cell construction.)
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I dont understand, does your comment about the kidneys and colon suggest that the body can in fact only digest a part of nutrients and dispose of the rest in form of unprocessed carbs/fats/whatnot? What does this depend on? How does it decide how much to digest and how much to leave? I know about the insulin and sugar, but what controls the initial sugar level? It can't be ONLY the diet, that's what I don't get.
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