That's a bit silly, don't you think? You are basically saying that we can eat all the carbs in the world, and everything is just magically burned? Nothing goes to fat cells. Only dietary fat goes to fat cells, carbs just raise the insulin and burn? Golly. Weren't you the guy who touted for calories in - calories out?NightFaLL wrote: They're burned off as the bodies main energy source.
I did this morning actually, since the topic caught my interest. There are quite a lot of inconclusive and contradictive research available off the subject. Some sources claim it's a relatively small function (like 4% of our BF or so), some studies find a bigger role from it. But it does exist, and it's not highly unlikely. Here's one study (Oh yeah, I'm picking the one that suits my view) http://www.ajcn.org/content/48/2/240.full.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. It had people do a high-fat moderate protein diet to empty our glucose storages, followed by huge carbo loading phase. What happened was that fat was gained, and plenty. Maybe some from dietary fat, but not all of it. Here's a snappy picture:Do some research on how efficient DNL is in humans - we suck at it, basically.
The more I researched, the more I came to be inconclusive about the issue. Lipogenesis is a real thing, it does have an effect however. No studies have denied that. It's the amount of DNL that is happening that's still a bit in the shadows for me. But saying it's highly unlikely is a bit rough to my ears.
I'm still not buying this. Sure, it's true, there's no doubt that insulin and other silly hormones have that kind of main function. BUT, I think we shouldn't totally exclude dietary carbo control. Carbs are also participating in fat storaging process, as glucose is used to form triglycerols. Glucose is burned to get glycerol phosphate, which is needed to create TAG. Hence = More carbs = more fat. BUT, I'm aware that this process isn't exactly the point you are trying to imply. Just wanted to mention it as well. Carbs do participate in fat gains more than just hormonally.It's that the carb intake 100% stops fat oxidation that causes us to gain weight (all the fat we eat, stored as fat.)
And that is also more than possible. You can eat too much of everything. Glucose can be turned into fat, and Carbs and protein are, for what I know, quite easily worked into glucose.Protein also has to be converted to glucose and then fat before it can be stored.