Thread: Carb Continuum
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:18 AM   #5
Emily Mattes
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I strongly disagree that it is a simple matter of calories in/calories out, and really the science doesn't back the In/Out theory either (check out "Good Calories, Bad Calories" for a thorough discussion of the subject).

If you're 100lbs and taking in 6000 calories a day, you are not going to lose weight no matter what the macronutrients are (unless you have some kind of insane activity schedule).

But I've found, and I know a lot of other people have found, that restricting carbs to below the common wisdom of 60% of your diet or whatever has been pretty crucial for ensuring long-term weight loss and maintenance of that weight loss. The numbers you threw up jibe pretty well with my personal experience.
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