I didn't mean to imply that everyone would be happy at exactly those macros. But as a guide, it doesn't suck. Personally, I'd rather have a piece of fruit than his glass of wine in that sample. (The tomato in his salad is fruit.) The carb curve should have been written as a percentage of total calories rather than in grams, imo. Because someone who eats 3000 calories to maintain can certainly handle more carbs in grams than someone who eats 1500. But even that should be a guide.
Originally Posted by Leida
I think the point is that most (not all) carbs when compared with animal products are pretty flimsy in nutrition. So, if you get 75% of your calories from carbs, and you're not overweight, you're probably cheating yourself out of valuable nutrients. Pure fat isn't the answer either as far as nutrients. Hence the blueprint model rather than: you must eat two from column A and three from columns B and C.
And if legumes and wheat make you feel good and avoiding them doesn't, then you should eat them. I picked Primal over Paleo, not even about the fat issue, but because I don't necessarily agree that dairy is bad. That doesn't mean I think Paleo is bad. It's just not something I could do forever.
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