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Overall Calories Is What Matters

By Arthur N. Miles

The War on Obesity has meant a War on Fat for about two decades now. Yet Americans are fatter than ever now. This one fact alone has lead numerous researchers to wonder whether the culprit for our country’s top health issue lies elsewhere. And so evidence has been building up that has turned attention elsewhere, to carbohydrates. But the picture isn’t so simple: It seems that certain kinds of carbs, known as high-glycemic carbs, are the real villains.

And not only are high-glycemic carbs the issue, but some researchers even point out specifically to fructose, including the increasingly maligned kind found in the form of high fructose corn syrup that comprises the primary calorie content of soft drinks and other flavored beverages.

Confused yet? That’s most likely since the science is complicated, and translating the matter into a “call to action” means avoiding subtleties and nuances. Indeed, health officials loath to change the guidelines because they don’t want to risk confusing the public. But the mantra of “less fat” is increasingly misleading, as several individuals simply replace their fat calories with calories from carbohydrates – and it is the overall calories consumed, regardless of whether from fats, carbs, or proteins, that will determine the number on the scale.

But wait – it’s even a lot more complex than that! That last statement there about the overall calories determining weight is broadly true enough, but technically speaking several other factors are typically involved; namely, the amount of calories burned throughout the day or week. And notice I said “day or week” because while counting calories daily may be the usual and easiest approach, the truth of the matter is that one can also use a weekly measurement – though not monthly!

If you’re confused by now, then you are able to begin to appreciate the fear of our public health officials in providing too much detail when proposing dietary guidelines.

To Learn more about Obesity. Stop by www.blog4info.com where you can find out all about high-glycemic carbs and what effect they have on you.

categories: obesity,high-glycemic carbs,nutrition,health,fitness,high fructose corn syrup

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Miles, Arthur N. "Overall Calories Is What Matters." Overall Calories Is What Matters. 29 Jun. 2010. uberarticles.com. 3 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/food-and-drink/nutrition/obesity-main-cause-for-heart-attacks/>.

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Miles, A (2010, June 29). Overall Calories Is What Matters. Retrieved August 3, 2014, from http://uberarticles.com/food-and-drink/nutrition/obesity-main-cause-for-heart-attacks/

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