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#1 Old 09-02-2017, 06:26 PM
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"Obesity: It’s Not About the Carbs"

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Can you believe people actually avoid fruit in an attempt to lose weight? There has never been a single credible study showing that fruit consumption leads to weight gain, and yet this concept is as prevalent as any nutrition dogma. I have treated people for obesity for years and I can tell you, nobody is coming to see me because they ate too many apples or grapes. Why do people think fruit leads to weight gain? The quick answer from my patients is because of the carbs.

When I ask my patients what their downfall is, when it comes to weight loss, they unanimously blame carbs. Their diet log will read: eggs-and-bacon breakfast sandwich, Subway sandwich and chips for lunch, and a pork roast with potatoes for dinner. When asked the part of that menu that is causing them to gain weight, they blame the bread from the sandwiches, the chips, and the potatoes. It is always the bun, never the hamburger. Now don’t get me wrong; there is nothing healthy about chips, loaded with fat. The sandwich bread is likely bleached flour with little, to no, nutrient value.

However, the vast majority of the calories are coming from fat and protein. Pizza and donuts are considered carbs despite the fact that they contain as many (or more) calories from fat as carbs.
Read the rest here: https://www.forksoverknives.com/obes...out-the-carbs/

I see people demonizing carbs while eating really unhealthy foods a lot, one guy I know is on a low carb diet and considers pork rinds a healthy snack. This is a refreshing take!
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#2 Old 09-02-2017, 06:41 PM
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Yep. People say that donuts are unhealthy because of the (processed) carbs, but added fat is equally the culprit.

A "Dunkin Donuts" glazed donut gets about 1/2 of its calories from fat, and about 1/2 of its calories from carbohydrates : http://www.calorieking.com/foods/cal...kPTU2MzQx.html
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from Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block, 1991

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Very strange that people avoid fruit in their attempts to lose weight. A medium peach is only 60 calories! https://www.google.com/search?source...k1.j4_-dw0XiSI
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Yeah its quite strange. I have seen diabetic people order bunless double cheese burgers and deep fried onion rings instead of fries because, " The carbs are unhealthy", like seriously this is getting out of hand. People are posting everywhere now that you can eat unlimited amounts of fat and cholesterol as long as you avoid carbohydrate,that sugar and carbs in any form are what really causes heart disease, and that low fat is just a conspiracy theory because the low fat trend has not cured the obesity epidemic.

LOL its not the low fat foods fault. IF YOU REPLACE FATTY JUNK FOOD WITH SUGAR FILLED JUNK FOOD OF COURSE YOUR NOT GOING TO LOSE ANY WEIGHT!!!!

Its all about calories restriction. Which people usually fail to do. You can easily lose weight on a vodka, MC Donald's, candy and cigarette diet as long as you calorie count lol. But weight loss is not the point. We want people to be healthy for corns sake.
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Yeah its quite strange. I have seen diabetic people order bunless double cheese burgers and deep fried onion rings instead of fries because, " The carbs are unhealthy", like seriously this is getting out of hand. People are posting everywhere now that you can eat unlimited amounts of fat and cholesterol as long as you avoid carbohydrate,that sugar and carbs in any form are what really causes heart disease, and that low fat is just a conspiracy theory because the low fat trend has not cured the obesity epidemic.

LOL its not the low fat foods fault. IF YOU REPLACE FATTY JUNK FOOD WITH SUGAR FILLED JUNK FOOD OF COURSE YOUR NOT GOING TO LOSE ANY WEIGHT!!!!

Its all about calories restriction. Which people usually fail to do. You can easily lose weight on a vodka, MC Donald's, candy and cigarette diet as long as you calorie count lol. But weight loss is not the point. We want people to be healthy for corns sake.

Yes, it's completely insane. The American Diabetes Association directly discourages people from eating saturated-fat-rich foods, like the fatty meats, cheeses etc: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fit...-diabetes.html . People with diabetes aren't even properly informed about the recommendations of reputable organizations that fight diabetes! Low-carb is so entrenched in the online diabetes community.
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from Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block, 1991
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What you're tryng to do isn't easy, but you have to trust yourself ! I'm sure it gonna work well !

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