I HAS QUESTION! :D I've always heard that when you're an athlete or someone who does a lot of exercising, it's important to eat foods that are high in carbohydrates. I hear that it's because the body is capable of converting carbohydrates into useable energy quicker than it can fat (is this true even?). So I got to thinking about what exactly the fat content in food is for in regards to diets. I mean, when I think of someone dieting or diet myself, it seems like calories are all you really need to keep track of (at least in terms of losing weight, I know you obviously need to have your vitamins and minerals and protein). So why do people keep track of their fat intake as well? Is it unnecessary or is there a reason that dieters want to minimize their fat intake along with their caloric intake?