- Tree-Trunk wrote:
- It is one way. There are many ways. Don't think anyone has the monopoly over which is best.
All I'm saying is this: Take a person eating a 2,200 calorie diet per day with these breakdowns: 100 grams of protein, 300 grams of carbs, and 70 grams of fat
100*4= 400 calories from protein
300*4= 1200 calories from carbs
67*9= 600 calories from fat
Which would you eliminate from the most? Carbohydrates. You can't lose weight without cutting back on the carbs.
There is a certain amount of fats and proteins that is necessary for optimal health, which is why you can't cut back on those consumptions very much. Carbohydrates can be generated through a few different ways in the body such as gluconeogenesis.
Say you want to lose weight and go to 1800 calories per day:
100 grams protein = 400 calories from protein
200 grams carbs = 800 calories from carbs
67 grams fat = 600 calories from fat
It's as easy as losing some carb-heavy foods. I'm not saying that carbohydrate consumption alone causes you to become fat. I'm saying that you can't lose weight without cutting back on the carbs, considering that most people consume a fairly high carbohydrate diet.