I appreciate where you're coming from with this rant, and agree that low-carb extremism is often counter-productive ... however:
Carbs =/= sugar.
Excess fat and sugar consumption together with idleness have created the obesity epidemic. Fructose and glucose are completely different beasts. The liver handles a molecule of fructose the same whether it's come from sucrose, HFCS, fruit, honey or whatever.
Starch is beneficial for building and maintaining muscle in active people who are not morbidly obese.
Last edited by paleo-bunny; 02-07-2012 at 11:48 AM.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.