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Do Carbs Really Make You Fat?

November 11, 2019

Eric Bakker here. Thanks for coming back. Do carbs really make you fat? Really? Everybody’s gone keto crazy these days. Every now and then we get a diet that just
blows people away. They love it and keto is one of those diets
at the moment. I can tell you guys in another five years,
there’ll be some other diet. It’ll be the iRobot diet or the Apple phone
diet or the, I don’t know. The Antarctic is melting diet. Who knows what kind of diets are going to
come out. But I’ve got a lot of diet books as you know,
they’re flavor of the month. When in the 70s I wore jeans with holes in
the knees, I was smacked around the face. And now everybody wears holes with jeans in
them. I mean, I can’t live in this world much longer. Everything’s changing every five minutes. Have you noticed? Forget about this keto diet. You need carbohydrates and I’m going to tell
you why. Okay? Carbs is not a four letter word. You see, actually, it is a four letter word,
isn’t it? And protein is not a four letter word, but
does it mean you’ve got to stay away from carbs? No. You know you know about carbs? I’ve talked about a lot on this channel, okay? You need to avoid the wrong kind of carbs
and eat the right kind of carbs. That’s the difference. All right? So don’t let people brainwash you into saying
that carbs are like radioactive nuclear waste. When you eat them, you will die, your hair
or fall out. That’s what some people feel now. All right? I remember it was only five minutes ago when
Sophia Loren was pushing the pesto diet. Everybody should eat high carbohydrate diets,
so it’s very confusing for old geezers like me, all right? Very confusing. But I can cut through all the crap. You know what carbs to avoid: candy, ice cream,
soda drinks, shitty, cheap, crappy bread. Okay? Donuts. I get sick and tired of those Dunkin Donuts
stands. I feel like throwing some gasoline on them
when I see them. I get sick of people queuing up and eating
this junk. This is the stuff that’s got to go. This is crap. It’s not even food. It’s like for pet pet food, it’s not even
pet food. It would kill pets to eat that stuff. This is the stuff that’s going to stop, right? Not sweet potatoes, not broccoli, not vegetables,
not fruits. I keep getting these dumb comments on my YouTube
channel, “OMG, you’re so behind the times,” with like five exclamation marks. “Don’t you know that all fruits and vegetables
contain [inaudible] toxins and they’re poisonous. We should avoid them. People should only eat meat,” exclamation
mark. People like that need a one way ticket to
Mars. They really do. Okay, go somewhere else. Just take your crap and go somewhere. I get sick of these comments. All right. Leave them alone. Just leave me alone. I’ll delete them when I see them. You need vegetables and fruits in your diet. Vegetables particularly, you need starches. You need fiber. Good luck getting fiber from a two pound steak. You’re not going to get any fiber out of that. You’re going to get a lot of fat and a lot
of protein. It’s the bacteria we want to cultivate. It’s the sugar angle we want to cultivate,
but the right sugar angle. Okay? Your body can get energy from proteins and
fats, but it will prefer to get them from a good quality carbohydrate. You’ll get a nice slow, even burn. I’m not talking about three teaspoons of sugar
in a cup of coffee. That’s the wrong kind of carbohydrate. So try and get your head around that sugars
are carbs, okay? But there’s bad sugars, there’s really bad
sugars, there’s good sugars, and there’s outstanding sugars. You can’t tell me for one moment that a sweet
potato is going to make you fat, going to make you sick, going to make you ugly. It’s not going to do that. Very high fiber, high beta carotene, lots
of potassium, good for the heart, good for the belt, okay? These are very, very healthy food to eat. So when you choose the right carbohydrates
over the wrong ones, and especially when you understand about portion size and moving your
body, you’re going to lose weight. You’re going to lose a lot of weight. You’re going to look great, especially if
you hang in there, right? As you know, when you first start on a weight
loss program, you’re going to lose a lot of fluid and probably a few pound in the bowel
that needs cleaning out. And then you’ll stop. Then you want to keep on moving and working
and fine tuning the diet. More weight will come off. And eventually when you get to a normal body
size like me, you’re going to crave this kind of food anymore. And then you can eat sugar. And remember, when I say sugar, I’m talking
about vegetables and fruits. They’re healthy sugars to eat. They’re not the bad sugars. So now you know. Don’t let people brainwash you and say to
you that all carbs are evil because they don’t know what they’re talking about. All right? We’re talking about the bad carbs versus the
good carbs and we all know that. All right? So I hope that’s all clear with you guys. So the question was, “Do carbs really make
you fat?” Yes they do if you eat the wrong carbs. But then again, if you read a lot of meat
and fat, it’s going to make you fat anyway. Anything can make you fat if you eat too much
of it and don’t move your butt. It’s all there is to it. Click on the link if you want my free report. Thanks.


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  • Reply Michel Rosenthaler November 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you Dr. Bakker! I thought from all this 'no carbs' that I at the most should only have a very small portion of whole grains once a day. Thanks again for the explaining this point.

  • Reply James Bradley November 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Boss, Thanks for your vid! Excellent. ???
    Now, I lost 50 lbs getting rid of all the sugars. I hit the gym hard. I often work out fasted. Fight the trolls. Regards,

  • Reply C Bacon November 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Dr. Eric Westman, MD, has been prescribing keto at the Duke University clinic for about 20 years. I've been keto over 2.5 years. MD Adam Nally, about 15 years. Shawn Baker, MD, is all steak and eggs. It's not brainwashing; it's being intrigued that we've been told to eat carbs while the body can optimally thrive on animal proteins and fats while reversing diabetes, eczema, and other ailments and reducing the need for insulin in T1 diabetics- e.g. Halle Berry ?

  • Reply Mike KMB November 9, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Sorry, but you are totally wrong. Humans do not need Carbs at all. Not a single one. And for those struggling with pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome or full-blown diabetes Keto is of very great help, there is tons of evidence for this. Please do better research. Love your channel and thanks a lot for it, but on this issue you are completely on the wrong track. Kind regards, Mike

  • Reply Rachel Andriani November 9, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Yes true I'm too skinny, i eat the right carbs, little bit fat, fish and plant protein as other animals protein not so friendly to my body..but I wish I have normal body weight. So don't be afraid of the right carbs..

  • Reply D P November 10, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    So very true!!! Thanks for posting this.

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