In essence, cutting down on fat intake (as Americans by and large have over the past 4 decades, as shown by the above graph) primes the pump for people to eat more, gain weight, and suffer from more heart attacks, metabolic disorders, and generally be in poorer shape. Which is exactly what they've done for four decades, consistently. Don't worry though, Broomstick and PainRack are right here to keep telling you to cut the fat out of your diet.
Continue creating a STRAWMAN argument please. Please note exactly WHERE Broomstick and myself are saying that you should eat a diet that comprises of high carbohydrates. In fact, examine exactly WHERE in my post you got that impression from. Was it when I pointed out to you how the then advice was influenced by the diet of Americans then where the main source of high calorific foods was high fat, thus, removing fat would had simplistically removed both calories as well as saturated fat but that didn't happen because changes in diet where tons of sugar was added to the American diet changed everything?
Of course, you note that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 DOESN"T recommends cutting down American fat intake. American fat intake of 34% on average, is NOT targeted to be reduced.
Instead, their objectives are
1.Consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids by replacing them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
2.Keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible by limiting foods that contain synthetic sources of trans fats, such as partially hydrogenated oils, and by limiting other solid fats.
3.Reduce the intake of calories from solid fats and added sugars.
4.Limit the consumption of foods that contain refined grains, especially refined grain foods that contain solid fats, added sugars, and sodium.
Hmmm... How about foods to eat/avoid instead?
Yes. It retains the "switch to low fat/skim milk" part.
But let's just see some of the other stuff shall we?
1.Increase the amount and variety of seafood consumed by choosing seafood in place of some meat and poultry.
2.Replace protein foods that are higher in solid fats with choices that are lower in solid fats and calories and/or are sources of oils.
3.Use oils to replace solid fats where possible.
In other words, eat more good, healthy fatty fish instead of chicken and other land animals which usually contain higher sources of saturated fats, especially when cooked in the traditional Southern diets.
But yeah. Keep humping the strawman that the HSA advocates replacing fats with carbohydrates. I mean, the very statement to replace saturated fats with healthy fats is right THERE in the article and that's what I'm advocating. And what I'm pointing out Broomstick is right on, because Ameircans eat 11% saturated fat as opposed to 10% saturated fat. More IMPORTANTLY, Americans saturated fat intake has NOT decreassed for 2 decades now. And considering some American diet between now and 1920s, its possible to argue that Americans consume MORE unhealthy fats in the form of trans fat than in the past.
What does that do to your pretty graphs?
And.......... Americans are eating too much saturated fat, again, 11% vs 10% recommendations. And since we know that reducing the amount of saturated fat and converting it to unsaturated, non trans fat REDUCES the rate of heart disease from over 2 decades of studies.
Are you seriously suggesting that your "high fat, high protein" diet should comprise of saturated fats higher than 10%? And that the popular 60% high fat, 30% protein diets does not have too much saturated and transfat? Hey genius. Fat intake amongst americans, even as the percentage of calories from fat decreased has remained approximately constant for the last 2 decades.
Now, granted, we don't have accurate saturated fat contents from the 60s and etc, but given the increasing consumption of refined foods and transfat in the typical American diet of now as compared to the 1920s... that trend should still hold true. The amount of unhealthy fats in the American diet has NOT reduced. What does that do to your pretty graphs?
But go on. Keep insisting on the petty myth that I'm saying oh, cut down fat and eat more SUGARS instead. I mean, yeah, the American authorities, all advocate replacing fat with sugars..... oh wait,
Note: if your INTENT was to display the evidence regarding the Atkins Diet/Zone Diet, then present it as such. Don't go creating a fucking strawman.