Unfortunately most dietitians advise the same sort of diet of death, as does the NHS, BDA and DUK etc. Let's take an active man on 2500 calories a day, 50% carbs, carbs would equal around 312 grams of carb. Now, here's the deal, try eating whole fresh foods and trying to get to that sort of carb intake. Getting the message? I would have to be on 15,000 calories a day eating my whole fresh foods to get to 300 grams of carb per day i.e six times more food than I eat now. As you can see, the only way I can stick to 2500 calories a day, and consume 50 % carbs, is to eat one hell of a lot of highly processed junk. Of course a diet of cereals, bread, pasta, cakes and biscuits etc. makes the task very easy.
So, eating whole fresh foods, it is impossible to eat the amount of food it would require to get anywhere near 300 plus grams of carb. per day. Eating junk is the only way it can be done. The $64.000 question is why are we being told to eat junk?
I often wonder, how much of the massive profits made by multinational multi $billion turnover junk food conglomerates, is invested in big pharma, it's a no brainer when you think about it.