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Old 07-31-19, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by guachi View Post
I wish the diatribe against carbohydrates would just stop. You don't need to, and probably shouldn't, cut carbs and only eat protein and fat. Carbohydrates are a great source of ready energy, foods that contain carbohydrates are tasty and make great meals when combined with foods that contain fat and protein. Also, foods with carbohydrates are often cheap and good for you and cheap.
Where the research seems to be leading is that the proper balance of macronutrients is going to vary widely between individuals, so anyone specifying "x macronutrient is bad" as a blanket statement should just be taken as a quack. There are a few people for whom keto seems to make sense (some diabetics and some people with seizure disorders), and it may work for some other people, but to recommend it to an active fit 16 year old who just wants to lose a small amount of belly fat is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen.
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