I'm going to stop you there and clarify.
Originally Posted by Drumroll
I am not a carbohydrate zealot by any means. I don't support a low fat diet, I don't support a high carbohydrate diet...I don't support any kind of diet. The reason why I always seem to support carbohydrate is because that's where the fear in this lifestyle lies. People around here don't fear dietary fat from animals and vegetable sources like coconut and palm. Lots of people are needlessly afraid of carbohydrate, so I come to their rescue. If the tables were turned and universally embraced potatoes and fruit and were scared of fats, I'd be having these same conversations supporting fats.
Case and point: you will find me constantly defending nuts and olive oil. Lots of people are afraid of nuts because of PUFA content. Similarly, lots of people are afraid to heat extra virgin olive oil because it is low in saturated fat. That is all BS. Raw, unprocessed, whole walnuts may have a similar lipid profile to canola and soybean oil, but they are not even CLOSE on a nutritional scale. Nuts are real, whole foods. And study after study has shown extra virgin olive oil to be extremely resistant to oxidation - far more resistant than bacon grease, which people don't hesitate to cook with. The reason why is while bacon grease is richer in saturated fat, it contains no antioxidants while extra virgin olive oil is incredibly rich in antioxidants that prevent it from going rancid under heat.
It's all context. I support the eating of real whole foods - meat, vegetables, fruits, starches, nuts - I do not discriminate. I am about avoiding grains, legumes, highly refined sugars and refined PUFA oils, not avoiding real foods because of macro breakdown.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.