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Medical I'm looking for something to eat...

  1. Apr 18, 2016 #1
    I'm interested, is there anything that I can eat that would be endothermic when digested? Preferably that also wouldn't kill me were I to eat it.
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  3. Apr 18, 2016 #2
    Some crushed ice?
  4. Apr 18, 2016 #3

    jim mcnamara

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    IMO, this is an old wives tale - in other words largely not close to factual. Foods are defined as a source of nutrition. Non-nutritive "food" makes very little sense. You are asking: is there some food I can eat that uses more calories to process (digest) than the food provides. Short answer: no.
    Water, crushed ice does what you want - provides no energy. And DO NOT believe the garbage out there on the internet - miracle foods and super foods do not exist. Really.

    Eating less than 600 kCal of food daily, except under medical supervision, is a great way to get in serious medical trouble. Ask your physician for guidance, we do not provide that here.

    A better answer - increase your level of activity. By a large factor. Burn more calories than you consume. How do you do that - ask a health professional, not us.
  5. Apr 18, 2016 #4


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    Thank you Jim, thread closed.
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