Re: Carbs are the killers
"Yet people who eat fruit and rice based dishes every day (pretty high carbs) are generally slim and lean!
Where is your evidence that carbs are killers and go straight into fat? Whats the fat doing that you eat?!"
Unused eaten carbs are turned into sugars which are then stored as fats, just as unused fat is stored as fat. The benefit of fat is that it is usually consumed with meat and eating meat makes you feel full faster than just veg. Fat is also a good energy source and contains abundant compounds essential for your brain.
People usually get fat from an over consumption of processed carbohydrates (bread and pasta) as well as large amounts of sugar.
Most fruits in large quantities are as bad as sweets as they have been specially bred for a higher sugar content than they would naturally have.
Large infrequent meals are also good for weight loss as they force the body to use stored fat as an energy source.
Personally, I lost 2 stone in 3 months by reducing my carb and sugar intake to almost zero and sticking to 2 huge meals a day. Being able to properly pig out once a day certainly helps motivate one through a hungry morning