I don’t know how many times I’ve read or seen people talking about cutting carbs or going on an extremely low carb diet. Well, I’m here to inform you all, carbs are NOT bad for you and why you need carbs in your diet. *GASP* That’s right, carbs are your friends and I may even say one of my very best friends especially when it comes to counting my macros. But how is that possible?
Good Carbs & Bad Carbs
Turns out that the carbs you should cut out of your diet are the bad carbs. What are bad carbs? All the junk food pretty much. Fries, chips, cake, doughnuts, white breads, etc. These are the carbs you need to leave at the store. Now when it comes to good carbs like sweet potatoes, fruit, veggies, beans(garbanzo, kidney, black), whole wheat pasta, these are the carbs you want to consume and have as part of your daily diet.
Why You Need Carbs
Carbs are your body’s main energy source. When you follow a low carb diet or don’t eat for a while, your body’s glucose(blood sugar) levels drop which will cause your body to make carbs from your fat or protein. This process is ketosis and though there is slowly growing popularity of the ketosis diet, it can cause headaches, fatigue, weakness, as well as many other symptoms.
Moral of the Story
Yes, you can cut or limit your bad carbs and lose weight but this is only temporary weight loss. If you want to live a healthy life then cut those tempting bad carbs and start consuming those healthy carbs.
On another note, I came across this about a month ago and thought it would be perfect to share with this post. Please be warned, it is full of “foul” language but hilarious.