So how do you explain the billions of extremely lean people eating a diet where 60%~ of their calories come from carbs? How do you explain fruitarians eating 80%+ from sugar and being stick people? Hell i am steadily losing fat while eating almost 70% carbs and a lot of calories.
Carbs drives insulin drives fat is just plain wrong and Toubes is a complete moron if that is indeed what he still believes.
Last edited by Zach; 02-22-2013 at 07:55 PM.
Taubes has a clear agenda, it's best to ignore everything he says.
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CICO at it's most basic level is true, if you starve someone, yes they will lose weight, then die.
In normal scenarios under calorie restriction, the body in some cases does choose to downregulate metabolism before it will utilize fat stores and this is not a healthy position, so under those conditions CICO rule fails.
As for the carbohydrate question, fruitarians are probably a bad example, but nevertheless, there are groups of individuals who do well on a carb dominant diet, so there is much more to the world of healthy diet than just high fat low carb.