For the vast majority of us, our diet is a struggle. We all know that at some point during our lives, we will encounter a deer in the wild, but what I’m really talking about is how we fail at making the most of it and how we can do better. For the vast majority of us, our diet is a struggle.
The problem is that our diets are often made up of the wrong things. We eat a lot of meat. We drink alcohol. We eat cheap, processed foods that aren’t good for us. We eat fast food (which also isn’t really the best thing for you). We eat fast food, then eat fast food, then eat fast food. This is all because of the way we process food in our bodies.
We get a lot of energy by converting carbs into glucose, which is a simple sugar. We get more energy by converting fat into a simple fat called triacylglycerides, or TAG. But the problem is that not all carbohydrates are created equally, and in fact some are better for us than others.
We all have a certain amount of energy, but we’re not all the same, so not all carbs are created equally. The more complex carbs are, the more they spike blood sugar, and can make it harder for us to process. We need to be careful if our carbs are processed correctly, because we can have a lot more glucose spikes than fat spikes.
So far, we’ve had a good idea of what our carbs are, but it’s still too early to know how our carbs will be processed. But there is one thing we can do. If we know what the carbs are, and if we know how they are processed, we can take the guesswork out of deciding how to best use them.
Well, this is what I’ve been doing. I’ve been cutting out carbs in small quantities every day. I’ve been cutting the fat out of my carbs in bigger amounts, and then again, I’ve been increasing the number of carbs in my diet.
This has been a pretty effective method of increasing my carbs, but we still need more info. Can we please know how the carbs are being made? How much fat do they contain? What exactly are they being processed into? I love my carbs, but I love carbs too much to ever eat them in large amounts.
Well, the “carb” in the title is a reference to how carb-based foods can be very high in carbs. I get that. However, the more carbohydrates you eat, the more likely you are to gain weight. The good news is that if you eat a lot of carbs, those carbs aren’t being stored as fat. That isn’t to say that the carbs you eat are no good, though. They can be converted to energy and stored as fat.
The good news is that carbs arent stored as fat. Thats like saying theres no big difference between drinking water and water with sugar added to make it taste better.
The problem is that carbs are stored as fat. Youve got to have carbs to store them as fat, but if you dont, then they arent stored as fat. Thats like saying theres no big difference between drinking water and water with sugar added to make it taste better.