I once asked this question to my professor in a nutrition class in college, and she gave me a surprised 'Gee, I never thought about that' look:
Why is "fat," the macronutrient, and "fat," the physical stuff on our bodies (adipose, viceral, etc.) called by the same name?!?!
Do you think THIS one of the main reasons for the typical modern-day person's fat-phobia (in reference to the whole 'eating fat will make me fat' deal)?? Or is there actually a REASON that I'm missing for calling the two by the same name?
Why didn't we name the 3 macronutrients Carbohydrates, Proteins, and (Insert-some-other-name-for-fat-here)?
Always curious about this one. Thoughts?