Questions, questions, questions… I hear it quite often via Twitter, Facebook and during coaching sessions throughout my life. Nutrition is a very dynamic, ever-changing landscape as it relates to our overall wellness and in many cases, whether we meet our goals or not.
That being said, here’s a 9 questions (and of course I’ve heard many variations on these) I hear quite often. Any of them sound familiar to you?
9 Questions about fats, carbohydrates and proteins
- Is fat good or bad for you?
- Are all sugars bad for you?
- Will I lose weight on a low-fat, high-carb diet?
- Are high-fat, low-carb diets going to help me lose weight?
- Can I be a competitive athlete when eating a low carb, high protein diet?
- Is fat a good energy source?
- Is it okay to eat something sugary before I workout?
- What’s better, fat or carbs? Is one worse than the other? Why?
- I try not to eat fat, I hear it will help me lose weight, is that true?
BBC Horizon special: Sugar vs Fat
I found this awesome video of twin doctors Chris and Xand Van Tulleken. These two go on a month-long diet – one doing high-fat while the other does high-sugar. Then they race to find out which macro-nutrient is better for powering our bodies during exercise.
(Note this isn’t absolute, nor is it 100% exact, but it is pretty damn interesting and raises other questions as it relates to diet, nutrition and health)
What can we learn from this experiment?
A diet based on natural, healthy, unprocessed whole-foods (like Paleo) is the key to well-being and for preventing degenerative diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
The video ultimately addresses some of the 9 questions asked above, so have a watch and comment below with your thoughts.