This is going to be a down and dirty version of why. However, it gets complicated quickly so I am not going to screw around for too long with anyone topic because people will fall asleep or send me some sort of hate mail. (Which actually doesn’t bother me and it helps prop up the postal system so, it may get a little geeky.) The best book to read on the subject that will shut down any questions is written by the caped nutrition crusader, Robb Wolf. The Paleo Solution and he has a free podcast “The Paleolithic Solution”.
Now you can get protein from some grains, beans, nuts, rices etc. However all of those sources are gut irritants. They destroy your intestinal flora. Once your gut lining is compromised then whole stuff (things that are not broken down) get through the gut lining. If the stuff getting through is food particles the body doesn’t know what to do with it. So it attacks it and surrounds it with mucus. This creates a bunch of stuff in your body that the body doesn’t have time to deal with. If it is bacteria, microbes, overall no gooders you immune system is trying to beat up on that too. So, the immune system is WAY overworked.
All, Grains, Rices, Breads, Pastas, Beans tap dance on the flora. So you may be able to get a complete protein but at what cost. Every single autoimmune disorder and disease of “civilization” is grain and sugar related. If you have to cook or soak it to eat it, it is surrounded by a poison, (Phythate) this poison is the gut killer. The next problem is that the Grain, Bread etc turns to sugar really quickly. If you spike you insulin or over do the “sugar” you will make yourself insulin resistant and setup all the disease we mentioned earlier.
If it fly’s runs or swims I consider it protein.
Carbohydrate Technically if it grows and doesn’t fall under the Protein 2 description it is a carb. This is grass wood pulp, broccoli strawberries etc.
However, I make the distinction as fruits and vegetables. The other stuff (grain, rice) turns to sugar to quickly and doesn’t come with enough nutrients to offset the damage. In many cases it comes with something called an anti-nutrient. This means that to process it the body has to use reserve resources to handle it.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fat has the more calories per gram then the other 2 macrobiotics. (Protein, Carb)
It is also metabolically neutral so it cannot make you fat. Fat doesn’t spike insulin. If you have crazy high insulin levels then it may store it but FAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU FAT! HIGH INSULIN LEVELS MAKE YOU FAT!
You get 4 calories for each gram of protein and carbohydrate. You get 9 calories for each gram of fat.
Red meat gives you more Branch Chain Amino Acids then anything else that you can eat. No need to combine foods to try and get the balance correct, plus you don’t screw up your gut or mess up your insulin sensitivity.
Your body is told it is full by the type of food you put into it and sleep.
In order of hormones and chemicals that tell your body that you are full from eating.
First, are the dense forms of Protein and that is by a LONGSHOT, It isn’t even close. Dense protein, (swims, runs, or fly’s) releases a bunch of stuff that says I am full.
On the flip side agricultural based proteins release stuff that says you need more food. This means that by eating agricultural based diets will screw up your guts, spike your insulin and feel like you want to eat more. (People that eat ag. diets eat more calories)
In short the goal to look feel and perform better is eat Meat fruits and vegetables, sleep and find a good functional training program. The training is the last key. If you do not fix the first 2 you will not look feel or perform as well as you potential would allow.
In super short "Damn the grains, Damn them to hell!"