Eating Fallacies

I have a friend who is a diabetic and has one of those arm patches so you can track your blood insulin with a mobile app.

He tells me that when he eats fresh pasta the value shoots up but when eating reheated day-old pasta from the fridge the value stays constant.

I googled this and found there is a chemical change in the pasta that accounts for this.

I wonder if this would be a useful tip for people who want to lose weight?


It’s the same with rice and other starch-laden food including toast rather than bread.

Not sure about losing weight (can’t people just eat less) but it’s good before endurance exercise.

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Thanks, I found this link which contains more detail.

Also this one on weight loss benefits


This is a deja vu from EF and yes, it’s essentially my carte blanche to eat pasta daily! I’ve gained only 5 kg, when in fact I should have gained 10, so much less than expected!

Lasagne tastes better when made the day before.
Egg-fried rice works best with day-old rice.

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It seems to work because the starch becomes more resistant which means it takes longer to digest so you feel fuller for longer with the same calorie load.

So you eat less. How about people not worrying if they don’t feel full?

I’m going to get on my high horse.

High protein diet -works as it’s difficult to stuff so much high protein food into your mouth - so you eat less.
Fasting diet. There is nothing clever or scientific about this. It’s simply that if you are fasting, you are not eating so again, you are eating less.

Maybe this needs a separate thread as it’s not really what people are cooking and baking here. Perhaps with a title: “Eating fallacies”.
Can a mod do this? Thanks.

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Yes, a notable exception. But I bet cannelloni don’t taste better the next day.

Why not? It’s pretty much like lasagne in a different form.

Having never tried it I can’t say for sure but there is no reason why it wouldn’t taste better the next day.

Not quite, it gets a bit crispy/dry.

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Dictionary definition of fallacies:

  1. a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments.

“the notion that the camera never lies is a fallacy”

LOL! This forum edges ever more to anti-science.

A hilarious thread split. I had to laugh.


I use to do this a lot. But ,I did not explicitly fast, or had a strong will or any bullshit influencers tell…I just slept 9+ hours a day. And if you’re sleeping you don’t eat, AFAIK.

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You eat the same but the body takes longer to digest it.
Consequently any hunger pains are delayed which may well result in one eating less overall.

People can lose weight in many ways but generally, whatever the method, it’s normally simply because they are eating less than their body needs.

Fallacies: Fallacies can be either illegitimate arguments or irrelevant points,

Resistant starches don’t make you lose weight because they are resistant starches - it’s simply because they make you lose weight.

But, more importantly, resistant starches are excellent for those who have blood sugar problems - either those with a diabetic condition or with something like reactive glycemia.

There’s some of the problem.

Can we not call it “pains” (or “pangs”) No one is actually “in pain” if they haven’t eaten for a few hours.

Yes, everything has to have a name these days. Call it fasting or whatever, in the end it is the same thing. Not calling it fasting even if not eating for 16-18 hours in a day is not exactly what most people would normally do doesn’t change anything. You can say “I eat my breakfast at 12 or 14” instead and it still doesn’t change anything. The funny part is that not only the “bullshit influencers” call it IF. I don’t know why people have a problem with that.

That article is mistaken, indegestability by the small intestine is the RS’ defining property. Resistant starch isn’t digested or metabolised, instead some of its types are fermented by the gut biome while others are excreted.

Here’s a quick overview of the various types of resistant starch, and what they are in the first place.

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Jason Fung (born in 1973) is a Canadian nephrologist and functional medicine advocate who promotes a low-carbohydrate high-fat diet and intermittent fasting

Sounds like the Atkins Diet? Didn’t he die before his time, obese?

His publisher tried to cover up the fact that he was obese as they would lose sales of his low-carb, high-fat diet.

Am I allowed to post contradictions on this forum - it triggers everyone when you do and you get mobbed by one an all?