#4. East to Convert
The body likes to convert fat in our food into fat on ourselves. All the latest research shows that spare fat in your diet – i.e., that not used for your energy needs – is much more easily laid down as body fat than spare carbohydrate is. Backing up this research, an American experiment found that people who ate a high-carbohydrate but low-fat diet lost weight steadily without decreasing their overall food intake.