Carbohydrates Are NOT a Macronutrient

In this video, Dr. John Jaquish recommends against carbohydrates. Explaining that carbohydrates are not a macronutrient and does not provide the essential amino acids and proteins to survive.
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Carbohydrates are not a macronutrient. The Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines a macronutrient as something essential for survival. You need proteins, especially the essential amino acids, and then you need fat to survive. It’s what lubricates your hair and your nails to grow and your skin to function normally.

There is no reason for carbohydrates. Now, this is also the position of the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board. They have published in their 2005 textbook that the needed amount of carbohydrates is zero. Other studies recommend zero carbohydrates or show that there’s no need for carbohydrates to be in the human diet at all.

So part of the reason why I frequently recommend against carbohydrates is that they seem to exist in nature to help animals, we’re animals too, get as fat as possible when they are ripe, which is right before the colder months of the year where that’s beneficial.

You can live off your body fat if you don’t eat and it also keeps you more insulated in cold weather. So, anybody that tells you, you need carbohydrates, I would argue that for a distance runner when you go distances like Zach Bitters, the guy who just broke the 100-mile run record, it was two years ago, but nobody’s going to break it again anytime soon, he is a carnivore 100% of the time until he is running and he needs that process energy.

So keep going while you’re exerting yourself in an anaerobic position, or, and this is important for our X3 user, using it to amplify cellular hydration after a workout while you’re stretching, which is the hyperplasia protocol. But other than that, you don’t need to worry about carbohydrates because you don’t need them.