“The answer to the question ‘what makes us fat?’ isn’t always as straightforward as we’d like. Yes, eating too much often plays a part, but there are also non-dietary factors like stress and lack of sleep which can cause us to balloon.
Then there’s all the advice which focuses on specific food groups. Sugar is often public enemy number one, and fats frequently get a hard time, but carbohydrates also get cast in the role of villain. But do carbohydrates actually make you fat? Many people put themselves through the misery of a carb-free diet, but in some cases, this may be unnecessary.”