Protein and TEF
While all macronutrients require metabolic processing for digestion, absorption, and storage or oxidation, the thermic effect of protein is roughly double that of carbohydrates and fat. Therefore, eating protein is actually thermogenic and can lead to a higher metabolic rate. This means greater fat loss when dieting and less fat gain during overfeeding!
I've heard this before and I'm curious as to what the real difference is in measurable means.
Like how many calories do you burn digesting say 6oz of a carb such as sweet potato vs 6oz of chicken?
Is it a matter of 5 cals or more like 50cals?