reply to post by johnwilkesbooth
I'm happy you have a vast knowledge of food.
Yes, carbs and calories are what others *seem* to care about, because that's the latest health trend, and it's pretty ridiculous. I get sick and
tired of all these people carry on about how bad carbs are as if they're eating poison. "OMG there're carbs in there, we can't eat carbs!" Carbs
are not necessarily bad for you. As long as you burn off what you eat. True, there are good carbs and "bad" carbs, and it's best to eat whole
grains & fiber versus refined white bread, but eating subway bread is not exactly "unhealthy" or bad for you. It's just bread. Simple as that.
The problem with carbs, etc in today's life is that people are lazy sedentarians. That is where the problems come in. If they keep eating carbs and
sit on their butts all day, they will gain weight.
Speaking of calories, i have noticed that this whole carb trend people tend to eat wraps instead of bread. I have compared several breads and grain
wraps and you know what.....one tortilla wrap has more calories than 2 slices of bread. Kinda ironic, if you ask me.
Too much of anything is bad for you. Yes, fat is necessary, but its intake should be limited to non-saturated fats and in moderation.
Fat and sodium are the two culprits, and the amount of sodium in fast food is outrageous, which is why I won't eat Captain D's. There's like a
year's worth of sodium in one meal, lol.
As far as the 40g of carbs from bread versus 45g in Mtn Dew, well, while both are carbs the Mtn Dew is a different kind of carb: straight refined
SUGAR. So yeah, it'd say it's worse.
Eat more fat eat less carbs? Um, no. We get enough fat in our diets as it is, usually too much. We get enough carbs too, but because our lives are
generally sedentary, they are too much. Carbs are fuel. I need fuel when active. Protein, yes. Carbs, yes. If running low on fuel, i might even eat a
candy bar for the temporary sugar-fuel-up.
It just depends on one's lifestyle. For sedentary, fat is just as bad as excessive carbs.
People just need to learn how to eat and not get on all these fads.