Ep. 7: Carbs vs. Fats and General Macronutrient Guidelines

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Carbs vs. fats in terms of energy and hormones
  • Why we don’t want to be only “fat-burners”
  • Why adequate CO2 production is necessary for energy balance
  • Why it’s okay, or even optimal, to eat carbs and fats together
  • Misapplications of the Randle Cycle and the role of fuel partitioning
  • The importance of both carbs and fats for hormones, digestion, and structure
  • How much of the different macronutrients we should be eating for optimal health

1:33 – carbs vs. fats (introduction and effects on hormones)

14:46 – carbs vs fats (energetic effects)

24:38 – CO2 is not a waste product; the importance of CO2 for energy balance

33:21 – the roles for both carb and fat oxidation; the Randle Cycle and fuel partitioning

46:29 – other reasons why we need carbs and fats (hormones, digestion, structure)

54:45 – protein functions

56:31 – general macronutrient guidelines

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