You Have to Eat Calories to Burn Calories?

Whole Grain BreadsAn article at Wise Bread offers “The 7 Most Calorie-Burning Breakfasts.” First of all, do foods actually burn calories? That seems dubious. And then there’s this whole idea of “The 7 Most…” Did our intrepid author really consider every possible combination of foods and somehow test them to discover that these were indeed the 7 best?

But perhaps I’m too harsh. Reading over these, at around 8:30 in the evening, I’m actually thinking about heading to bed early so that I can get up sooner and eat breakfast. Here’s how the writer sells oatmeal with cinnamon and walnuts:

High-fiber foods like oatmeal have been shown in studies to help people lose weight. Whole grains help you stay full for longer, leading you to eat less. They help eliminate waste in your body, and they are harder to break down, so your body burns more calories to process them.

Makes you hungry, doesn’t it? As much as I’d like to think He served biscuits and gravy, in John 21:12, when the resurrected Jesus said “Come and have breakfast,” I’m fairly certain He was serving something off of this list.