- Nov 14, 2015
Are these the same physicians and scientists that promoted that pyramid with the high carb/low fat diet where the general population got fat as fuck following it?Almost every physician, performance athlete, scientist, etc. Disagrees with you but if it works for you then more power to you. If you're eating to look a certain way and are too lazy or lack the self control to eat properly then sure cutting out carbs will get you there. You will never be at peak performance. There's a reason body builders pass out on stage. Their only goal is to look a certain way but that's not ideal for peak human performance.
People like you eat carbs precisely because you're too lazy and lack self control. Habit. Gotta have bread with a meal. Gotta have starchy veges to go with a steak or fish. Gotta have rice or pasta because that's what you've always done. Bet you've never tried cutting out carbs for a day let alone a week. Try it and then get back to me. Bodybuilders pass out on stage because they push their bodies to the extreme. No different to a carb-loaded marathon runner passing out when his body can take no more.
Today I had a beef stirfry on konjac noodles for lunch and a t bone steak and salad for dinner. Enjoyed the meals, less than 1,500 calories for the day and still feel full as fuck. Haven't snacked because I didn't feel the need to. On a 1,500 cal carb diet you'd feel hungry at least once through the day and want to snack. When I only eat one meal for the day, it's normally a decent sized steak and salad and that has me under 1,000 cals. Not hungry at all. Function perfectly well. How is that possible?
He would've been fine without carbs and just eaten fat and drank some vodka.It cracks me up when the anti carb crowd makes and exception. someone on this board talked about how he was in keto but ate some carbs cause he was going in a hike. Like he fully acknowledged that carbs are a superior source of energy but still swears keto is the way.
Shit like white bread and rice has complex carbs. Study after study has shown protein is associated with lean body mass.The problem with carbs really comes down to 2 things.
1. Refinement. Sugar, white breads, white rice, bleached pasta, etc. We are keeping just the carbs and calories without all the other good shit. Study after study has shown that complex carbohydrates are associated with lean body mass.
2. Portion sizes. If you ever read the serving size on any box of pasta, bag of rice, whatever, you'll notice that most people eat like 6 or 7 servings every time they eat, no shit they're gonna get fat.
Take any athlete, anyone that eats for performance and not just to look a certain way. You'll find that that all eat carbs in abundance.
The reason most people have larger portion sizes is because it takes more to feel full eating carbs.
Athletes eat carbs because they are very active and burn the calories. Notice how most athletes get fat after they retire?
Carbs are junk. Take a week off of them and then get back to me.