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    Red face Excess dietary fat gets stored easier than carbohydrates

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    It is true.

    De novo lipogenesis doesn't occur very often in the body and it takes a lot of energy to convert carbs into fat.

    Fats on the other hand practically store themselves.

    Discuss.
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    The word "excess" makes this too tricky to discuss. Best to move onto other things.

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    What does your body do with excess fats?

    Store it because it's easy to.

    But as for carbs, it can be used for:

    Extra energy, liver glycogen, muscle glycogen, blood sugar

    If you're an athlete, it's very hard to consume "excess" carbs because your glycogen will always be constantly depleting.

    So it makes more sense to eat high-carb, low-fat in terms of body composition.
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    Fill your boots. Didn't work out for me.

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    Oh now you're adding "If you're an athlete...". That's different than what you first said. Poor form.

    I just don't get why you post the way you do. I mean, you're obviously know better. Oh wellz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misabi View Post
    Fill your boots. Didn't work out for me.
    Ding, ding, ding....we have a winner! The logic of the OP is a big part of what set off the low fat/high carb craze. I can remember repeating the mantra - you can't get fat if you don't eat fat for about 3 years while I constantly gained fat. It turns out the body converts cabs to fat very efficiently if there is an excess....just ask all the people that get fat on a low fat diet.

    I don't eat particularly low carb, but fat and protein are required for me (and many other people) to control appetite, regulate blood sugar swings, and maintain a healthy weight.

    I know that there are many populations that did well on a high carb, non-grain based diet. However, my suspicion is that they did not have access to a caloric excess and hence could thrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammies View Post
    It turns out the body converts cabs to fat very efficiently if there is an excess....just ask all the people that get fat on a low fat diet.
    But not as efficiently as the body stores excess fat.

    A healthy and active person shouldn't have a problem with a high-carb diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammies View Post
    Ding, ding, ding....we have a winner! The logic of the OP is a big part of what set off the low fat/high carb craze. I can remember repeating the mantra - you can't get fat if you don't eat fat for about 3 years while I constantly gained fat. It turns out the body converts cabs to fat very efficiently if there is an excess....just ask all the people that get fat on a low fat diet.

    I don't eat particularly low carb, but fat and protein are required for me (and many other people) to control appetite, regulate blood sugar swings, and maintain a healthy weight.

    I know that there are many populations that did well on a high carb, non-grain based diet. However, my suspicion is that they did not have access to a caloric excess and hence could thrive.
    Aw, now you're just verbosalizing with all them big words and such

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    Quote Originally Posted by rphlslv View Post
    A healthy and active person shouldn't have a problem with a high-carb diet.
    And such a person may do even better on a high fat, low carb diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by js290 View Post
    And such a person may do even better on a high fat, low carb diet.
    They may, but high fat, low carb may not be suitable for all and maybe not long-term:
    My Carb Sane-Asylum: Glucose and NEFA: From Dysfunctional Metabolism to Toxicity

    rphslv, I believe fats store pretty efficiently but that's okay as long as they don't stay in storage.

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