Are Carbs More Fattening Than Fat?

By |August 14th, 2017|Featured Home, Nutrition|

Avoiding carbs is becoming a major food trend. Between updated menus and celebrity diets, more health-conscious individuals are ditching the carbs found in potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other grains, and opting to eat more fat instead. But are carbohydrates as fattening as we think they are? Weight loss and weight gain are all to do with energy balance (1). If you are consuming more energy (calories) than your body needs, it leads to weight gain over time. These calories can come from any of the macronutrients – carbohydrates, fat, or protein – as they all provide the body with energy. However, they don’t all provide the body with equal amounts of energy. Carbohydrates = 3.7 kcal per gram Protein [...]

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