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Old 01-21-2009, 01:12 PM   #21
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where would carrots fall in the context of this discussion?
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:30 PM   #22
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I personally haven't come across any issues with carrots, likely due to their relatively low carb content per volume (compared to sweet potatoes, let's say), and the fact that much of their active carb content is potentially bound up in unchewed fiber.

Cooked carrots may be a small issue due to the cooking breaking down some of the fiber and freeing up more carbs (and making them easier to chew).

I've never noticed an issue with cooked carrots, while I do notice issues with sweet potatoes (dose-dependent, of course).
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:39 AM   #23
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The bottom line is that if you eat large quantities of carbs and fats together, you will get fat. As Mike pointed out earlier, this is not a good idea. Your body will take the easiest route to energy, by using the carbs for fuel....the fat you ate will then become fat on your body. Also, if the total calories you ate exceeded your energy requirements, the extra carbs will also become body fat. This is how most people got fat in the first place. They simply ate large quantities of carbs and fats. Many will then go on a low carb diet and lose weight and then say "Ah, you see it was the carbs that made me fat!". Actually, no it wasn't, it was a massive overload of carbs and fats. If they had been eating a low carb or a very low fat diet to begin with, they probably would have never become obese. Unfortunately, by the time they decide to do something about it, they have no choice but to maintain a low carb eating plan the rest of their lives in order to control their weight/blood sugar. Often, a low fat diet is not a viable alternative anymore because they have become diabetic or highly insulin resistant from years of a high fat, high carb diet.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:37 AM   #24
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How much are large quantities of carb and fat? Don't some zone people eat say, 150-200g of carb, and then with a fat multiplier, 100-200g of fat?

Won't your body use both routes to energy? I find it difficult to imagine that the body would mess up if the total calories is not too much..
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