Some of us can quite comfortably lose fat and eat fruit. It's not an either/or proposition for everyone.
Last edited by BennettC; 08-29-2012 at 10:29 PM.
Well, I'm one of these 'exceptions' maintaining sub 6 percent body fat all year round, without counting calories. Almost everyday I eat 300+ grams of carbs, often in one sitting (for example, 12 bananas or 10 lbs watermelon). If you don't believe it, look at the pics in the twitter link in my signature. I know at least a couple of other people like me - the common theme is almost everything we eat is raw (LOTS of fruits and veggies) and grilled meat and fish and boiled eggs as the protein sources.
Everyone seems to get this idea "why would I hunt a bag of berries when I can hunt a steak at the supermarket, they both cost about the same and come in the same size package."
Ever tried picking up a stick and chasing a wild goat down to exhaustion and then killing an animal that doesn't want to be killed, it aint all that easy, just because you choose to hunt doesnt mean it's always successful.
There is too much emphasis on meat, it was important, but it wasn't everything, the reason our bodies are so well adapted to managing glucose is because at certain times of the year it was a significant part of our energy intake other times it would have been meat, fat, organs, bones etc., so it's about "metabolic flexability" as someone wrote elswhere.
Lol. Please look at my journal pics and tell me how eating fruit is making me fatter, because that's not what my scale or my tape measure would indicate.
You can still store excess fat calories regardless of carb consumption. Overconsumption of calories will still result in weight gain whatever the macro composition.