Why We Get Fat by tfurman | Dec 23, 2006 | Blog | 3 comments This is a paper by Art Devany at www.arthurdevany.com. It is worth a read.FAT 3 Comments ashe on December 28, 2006 at 5:10 am not all the way through it yet, but one thing that has caught my eye is his proposed formula (delta-w) where he assigns the thermic effect at a flat rate of .1, which seems curious to me given the fact that the thermic effect of fat is higher than glucose for ex. Log in to Reply Tom Furman on December 28, 2006 at 6:32 pm The thermic effect of food is averaged to about 10%. The fly in the ointment would be taking a vegan and putting them on 2lbs of Buffalo Pemmican a day. Slightly different thermal effect I would imagine. Log in to Reply ashe on December 29, 2006 at 2:00 am i think there is a problem with just pluggin in a random average into your formula. i was listening to that podcast you posted and dr. cordain states the the thermic effect of protien to be 2 to 3 times higher than fat or carbs. so as you said, a higher content of protien in the diet is going to throw that .1 average off quite a bit. to be honest some of the technical jargon was difficult to wade through, so i haven’t absorbed everything that i’ve read yet, but it seems a long route to “prove” his initial hypothesis, which really just seems like plain common sense to me, but hey, i don’t have any letters after my name… Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.