"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat
What I said is that you have to eat a very large amount of carbohydrate for it to sufficiently convert into fat in the absence of dietary fat, and the more carbohydrate you overeat, the more energy is lost due to increased metabolic rate. It is much more difficult to get fat off of a very low fat/high carbohydrate diet than it is when dietary fat is consumed in significant amounts calorie for calorie.
De novo lipogenesis is an inefficient process, unlike dietary fat storage, which is extremely efficient. Fat is the most fattening of all macronutrients by far, but it isn't the only way to gain fat. Just the fastest.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 09-09-2013 at 08:06 PM.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
For a great cereal:
Get one cup walnuts crushed up, one cup coconut flakes, 1/4 cup maple syrup, stir it up in a bowl until it's all coated with maple syrup. Spread out in thin layer on parchment paper and toast in oven at 300 degrees for about 15 min. Get it nice and golden brown, almost dark brown on the edges. Take it out and let it could. Break it up into granola-like consistency. Put in bowl, add your choice of milk, and a perfectly primal cereal.