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NEVER combine this with carbs

Posted by Joel Marion

Have you ever heard that you should avoid carbohydrates if you’re trying to lose fat?

Well, that’s a bunch of crap. :)

Sure, there’s a time and a place to go low-carb, but there’s nothing “bad” about carbs so long as their the unprocessed, fibrous variety.

That said, there is one little rule that you should always employ when consuming your favorite carb, and that’s this:  never combine fat with carbs.  In other words, limit your fat intake whenever you’re eating carbs.

Why?  When you consume fat, fatty acids are released into the blood stream.  When you consume carbohdrates, the storage hormone insulin is released in to the blood stream.  Fatty acids + insulin = fat storage.

On top of that, insulin also causes certain fatty acid “transporters” to activate within the body’s fat cells, making fat storage even easier.  Essentially, the “deadly combination” that it’s always best to avoid is having high levels of fatty acids and high levels of the storage hormone insulin (caused by carbohydrate consumption) in the blood stream simultaneously.  How can you avoid this?  Avoid eating fat with carbs, and vice versa.

Here’s a good rule of thumb:

If you are eating fat, limit your carbohydrate intake to less than 10 grams in that meal.

If you are eating carbs, limit your fat intake to less than 10 grams in that meal.

Simply by avoiding carbs and fat in the same meal (without even having to change the amount of food and/or calories you’re eating), you’ll create a more optimized fat-burning hormonal environment in your body and you’ll begin seeing faster results.

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Keep rockin’,



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Nate wrote:

I was under the impression that the ultimate factor in weight loss was the total number of calories consumed, not the ratio of fat to carbs? For example, I fail to see how eating 2500 calories of just fat/protein or just carbs/protein is better than eating 2500 calories of fat/carbs/protein (assuming all come from quality sources).
And I am under the impression that digestion of a meal can take up to 12 hours if it is a large meal and has fiber in it (which slows digestion, obviously). If I eat fat in that meal, am I not allowed to eat carbs until over 12 hours later to make sure that none of the earlier fats get stored? And vice versa?
Can you guys help me figure out where I’m wrong?

Calories are only part of the equation. The other, perhaps even more important part are hormones and the internal hormonal enviroment of your body. If you can create a fat burning environment through the foods you eat, you’ll be well on your way to fast fat loss. If the foods you eat yield a crappy hormonal environment, losing fat will be that much harder.

Plenty of “dieters” out there in a caloric deficit that struggle to lose weight.

Have a great day,


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marilyn wrote:

How do ‘cheat days’ fit into this model of not eating carbs with fat? Are you suggesting having one cheat meal with high fat and a different one with high carbs?

Cheat Days are the exception :) It’s actually best to combine tons of fats and carbs on cheat days due to the large insulin response (which has been shown to have strong ties with leptin).


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so peanut butter with whole wheat bread or banana is not a good idea, right?
what about whole eggs with carb in the morning?
what about fish oil or flaxseed oil, can i have it after consuming a meal with brown rice?

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Joel, I eat around 7000 calories on my cheat days, would you say this is too much. I can maintain my weight at around 2400

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Alcohol also shouldn’t be consumed with carbs
As alcohol turns on fat storage mode, and carbs just flow into our fat zones
Eat veggies with alcohol

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Hi Joel,
How about muesli, it’s supposed to be super healthy, but it does have carbs (oats, raisins etc) and fats in the form of nuts in it?

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