With that question I mean: directly.
Please bear with me, as I don't know much about Biology or Chemistry (those are my main difficulties while studying).
I know that energy that biological beings use can be stocked in molecular bindings so that they can have it available later, when needed.
But in that process, if anabolic, it is not obtaining energy, but 'spending', stocking some energy in chemical bindings, so that it, through catabolism, can be liberated and used.
Wouldn't heterotrophs, then, obtain energy exclusively through catabolism?