Calories empty or full

Just read the article on calories in vs exercise or diet or both. Which prompted me to me to think if you eat 1200 calories and the majority are empty (as in rice cakes and alcohol) can you still loose weight ?


  • Mycophilia
    Mycophilia Posts: 1,225 Member
    Yes? "Empty" calories are still calories.
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,811 Member
    Why wouldn't you lose weight?

    Not seeing how you could think a low quality diet of 1200 cals would somehow prevent weight loss but a higher quality diet of 1200 cals would perhaps allow someone to lose weight.

    Those poor souls in concentration camps didn't have high quality diets.
  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,959 Member
    of course you would. Might do some crappy things for your nutritional profile but you'd lose weight.
  • JaydedMiss
    JaydedMiss Posts: 4,286 Member
    I mean...duh lol. I could lose eating nothing but oil. But Id feel like complete *kitten*
  • Ready2Rock206
    Ready2Rock206 Posts: 9,488 Member
    Of course. What makes you think you wouldn't lose weight?
  • Lean59man
    Lean59man Posts: 714 Member
    edited November 2017
    You'd lose weight but you'd get scurvy and your hair and teeth would fall out.
  • middlehaitch
    middlehaitch Posts: 8,484 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Calories for weight loss. Good nutrition and exercise for health. Smart people want both outcomes. ;)

    Succinctly put @AnnPT77, :), h.
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
    Yes, but you'd probably not feel great, would expend less energy, and for most of us would have a much harder time sticking to calories.