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Old 10-06-2001, 06:27 AM   #1
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Question What's worse: fat or carbohydrates?

I was just wondering, what is it that makes you put on weight? Is it the amount of fat in a meal or the amount of carbohydrates? Some of my friends think it's the fat, others say it's the carbohydrates so I would really like to have an expert opinion.

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Old 10-06-2001, 10:25 PM   #2
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Hey Me and my boyfriend have been doing the low-fat thing for about 2 weeks now and it is working good for us. We have both lost. I have lost 5 lbs this week and he lost 4. And we eat alot of carbs. And we havent exercised any this week either(im ashamed to say) but we still lost so i guess thats good.Maybe we will get back to that next have tried cutting back on the carbs and i didnt really get anything from it. But we are also getting alot of protein and that is important to. So in my opinion low fat is the way to go...Karen

Old 10-06-2001, 11:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for answering. I might try the low fat diet then and maybe it will work for me.

Old 10-08-2001, 04:35 AM   #4
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In the end its low calories BUT the amount of energy that it takes to metabolise fats means that carbs are way ahead (9cals/gm for fat and 3.5-4.0 cals/gm for carbs). BUT the satiety factor of fats is important. That means by adding a bit of fat to your diet you can feel not hungry. On very low fat diets you feel hungry all the time. Plus you can't absorb enough fat soluble vitamins. Plus you have to remember that many of your hormone are made from essentially fat molecules and that some of those hormones are paradoxically fat burning hormones. So, in the end the answer is a boring balanced diet! :-) Try not to go under 20% fats by calories. Others will say 30%. Find what works for you. In the end everyone is different and you need to fnd what works for you. Good luck.

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