Jan White wrote:Because carbs are used so efficiently by the body, you need a steadier and/or larger supply than when using fat for fuel. I'm fine with eating 1500-1800 calories, 90% carbs, for breakfast. That gets me through to dinner just fine, even when I'm working hard. Some people don't like the large volume of a meal like that and prefer to snack more frequently.
I don't know, I would guess that I would need a good deal of energy to make it through the day I am about 6' tall and 259 pounds. I regularly move 80# bags of sackcrete, 6x6 posts, and telephone poles(we build houses on peirs) etc. Not light work, I figure I should burn through the calories if I don't eat as many as with carbs. I rarely lose weight but don't really gain either. I will say that since I hit 30 years old I noticed my boys eat more than me at the table. I rarely eat more than one helping.