posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 06:55 PM
Originally posted by johnwilkesbooth
Originally posted by Liquesence
reply to post by johnwilkesbooth
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.
While yes, the general consensus is that our lives are sedentary, that is wrong. With the "trend" of people caring what they eat, they also tend to
exercise more. I've never seen more people running and biking or even lifting then I have in the last few years.
You say carbs are fuel.....guess what so is fat. The difference? One kicks in immediately and one takes up to even 12 hours. Fat works faster, the
fact that you'd eat a candy bar for a quick fix just shows you don't know how to eat yourself.
You want quick energy? Eat an apple/banana. Protein, absolutely. But carbs, no. They take the place of fat, take longer, and don't work as fast and
as well. Fats, yes. Exercise, yes. Carbs, no.
As "Fat Bastard" from "Austin Powers: Goldmember" would say, "Carbs are the enemy."
The general consensus that people are generally sedentary is not wrong. People are freakin sedentary, which is a reason why obesity is rampant. People
caring about what they eat is also not wrong. But when they don't know what they're talking about and simply follow the trends (or by simply saying
that one should eat more saturated fat), therein lies the problem.
One of the main reasons why we have an obesity problem is eating too much and not burning enough fuel or exercising enough, because we are generally
too sedentary. That is not a fantasy. And that lifestyle, coupled with too high fat, too many calories (yes), add to health problems and increased
weight. These things are then stored in the body instead of used as fuel when not used immediately.
And don't tell me that i don't know how to eat myself. When my blood sugar gets low and my body temperature starts increasing and i start sweating
because of lack of fuel (and i am not diabetic), i'll eat a freaking candy bar, or nuts (good fat), or a granola, until i get real nutrients and a
meal to sustain me. Sugar is a direct line to fuel, not eating a bunch of bacon (fat). I don't just eating candy bars because i feel i need energy,
it was an example to show that when fuel is immediately needed, carbohydrates are beneficial, and not "the devil" as you keep suggesting. This why
glucose tabs are available. Carbs. Agreed about apples and bananas, a different form of sugar and potassium, but that's not the point. So don't tell
me about MY body, which you know nothing about.
Saturated fats are not good for you unless used immediately, and are far worse if not used than carbs.