People become insulin resistant by eating tons of PUFA, then gain weight, and choose to blame the carbohydrates. Afterwards, they fall back on VLC, lose water weight and muscle mass, claim it's the greatest thing in the world, without realizing they're releasing tons of toxic fat that can't produce ATP, shortens ATP production, and damages your health in more ways than anyone realizes.
Has there ever actually been a randomized trial where human beings ate all the right types of carbs and sugar, without fat, and gained weight within caloric boundaries? Didn't think so.
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My hunch is that the USDA 300g/60% carb diet carries a virtual guarantee of including wheat and sugar, which seem to produce satiety defects in many people and influence subsequent consumption. So there's probably a caloric excess, but that doesn't make it the first domino in the row.
What we can measure without uncertainty is the change in weight and hence we can use that as an indicator for calorific balance. Calorific balance of the "system" has a lot of other variables affecting it in a non-linear way (for example calories supplied themselves can affect calories expended). People usually go around trying to find calories to explain the weight gained/lost. Bad science.
Few but ripe.
YOURS burns glucose preferentially because it is toxic and must find a way to get rid of it.
But listen guys... I am happy with my abs, my energy levels and my blood tests, and it seems you are happy with your results. After all, many vegans swear on their diet, too.
Last edited by primal_alex; 06-04-2013 at 10:10 PM.
Yes, in the long run we are all dead.
Few but ripe.
Yet again another "carb vs fat" polluted thread ...
I think the OP should be fine with primal eating (carb, fat, protein in whatever ratio because strict whole foods in a meal should more or less provide reasonable macro ratios, unless you only eat say potatoes or a jar of honey - which would not exactly qualify as a "varied meal").
For me, the main question is whether the OP can have a plate of pasta or a loaf of wheat bread once in a while. If it were me, I would stay away from wheat without any exception. Even if you don't notice it, wheat will fuck you up. Is it worth it ? No. Consider wheat a toxin, a junkie's fix which will only potentially lead to more wheat. Same with refined sugar (HFCS, sucrose, agave sirup, etc) : not worth it.
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The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 6): A Fast-Paced Fast Food Life - YouTube
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