It depends how you look at it.
Originally Posted by richard
Glucose is far more essential to the body than fat is. It is so crucial, your body will consume its own muscle, bone, connective tissue and organs to get it. Even on a perfect zero carb diet in full ketosis, you'll still require 50g or so of glucose a day. That cannot be said about fat, which you don't need much of (if any at all). Most traditional societies consume more carbohydrate than fat. Humans evolved in warm equatorial regions where the foods of choice are fruits, starches and lean game meats. Humans didn't migrate to cold-weather regions where fatty game and cold water fish exist until fairly recently.
The reason why I prefer carbohydrate over fat is multifaceted:
1.) Carbohydrate has a higher burn rate than fat.
2.) Carbohydrate produces more CO2 than fat. This means your mitochondria are more robust, which generally points to a faster metabolism.
3.) Carbohydrate is more pro-thyroid than fat in general due to the unsaturated fat content of most fats.
4.) Carbohydrate is not stored directly as fat where fat is. I find a carbohydrate-derived calorie surplus to yield more lean muscle mass creation than fat.
5.) Carbohydrate is stored in the tissues as saturated fat and omega-9 monounsaturated fat. Fat stores as whatever you consume it to be. If you eat a lot of pork, poultry, nuts, eggs, seeds and unsaturated oils, you are going to have much higher levels of unsaturated fats in your tissues than someone that consumes fruit, starch and lean meats.
I prefer lean red meats, starches and fruits over fatty meats and vegetables. I don't think it's necessarily unhealthy, but I do believe it is a far inferior fuel source.
I support each person trying new things to find out how they react. That's very important. My suggestion is to not be married to the idea and entertain the possibility that it may be flawed.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 04-26-2013 at 10:00 AM.
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