so today i got into a "discussion" with my roommates today about fats vs carbs. basically this argument arose because they have noticed that i like to eat bacon just about everyday for breakfast and i told one of them that they needed to stop throwing back these sugary smoothies (they throw in tampico juice for goodness sakes)if they wanna shed their belly. they come back at me with "you eat bacon dripping in fat everyday blah blah." i explained to them that i eat bacon and eggs everyday because they're carb free and im in a cutting stage. they still maintained that the "fatty" bacon was worse for than these sugary "fruity" smoothies. during this discussion i realize i cant really expalin why they're wrong.
i have a relatively basic understanding of nutrition when it comes to lifting (ie. caloric intake, fats, simple/complex carbs, proteins, insulin) but still couldn't form a valid argument. i explained to them about carbs being stored as fat when not used but i couldn't link the argument with the other side, the fats. so essentially what i'm asking in this thread is explain to me why they're wrong (and dammit i know they are)so i can throw it in their face...and possibly learn something along the way for myself.