Riiight.. sounds like typical nutritionist speak. This may be good, that may be bad, depends depends, variables, moderation... etc, etc. I think the real problem is that many of these experts/nutritionists/dieticians/etc have decades of careers staked on the balanced foods, low fat, low calorie, calories in vs out model and it is very hard to acknowledge that what you've believed and advocated for so long is all probably wrong.Now, I want to make it very clear that Iím not trying to make this either a pro-fat or anti-carbohydrate article or trying to make a low-carbohydrate diet the default choice for anybody. My point is simply that the idea that Ďfat is badí and Ďcarbs are goodí (or the opposite) is too simplistic to be meaningful.
Not all fat is bad and not all carbs are good. The source, the composition of the rest of the diet, the total amounts youíre eating of each, your activity level and other variables all factor in. Whether youíre talking about health risk or obesity, you canít simply pin the blame on one factor or the other.