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4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

Want to lose weight or get rid of brain fog? Think that the low-carb diet is the way to do it? Read this first.

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Have you banished bread from your diet? Given up on fruit for good? Can you even remember the last time you had a bowl of pasta? For many women, a carb-free diet, or as close to it as they can get, has become a way of life. We’ve all heard the rumors: to optimize the fat burning process, carbs should be gone for good. In fact, you might even feel like just looking at carbs makes the pounds pile onto your hips. Right?

4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

If you’ve avoided carbs for as long as you can remember, it’s time to bring some of them back to your diet. Here’s why. But first, a short lesson on good carbs versus bad carbs…

Good VS. Bad Carbs

Let’s face the facts, not all carbs are healthy for you. Understanding the good versus bad carbohydrates is key to adding them back to your diet properly.

What are Bad Carbs?

Ever heard the term “Bread Butt”? Cookies, cakes, crackers, bread and so on are not going to be providing you much in the way of health boosting benefits. In fact, these carbohydrates can actually lead to symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress, weight gain, poor vision, concentration troubles, diabetes, and can also increase your risk of autoimmune diseases as well. If you want to learn more about that, I recommend a book called Grain Brain.

4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

Yup, you guessed it. This is a BAD carb!

Gluten intolerance is a very common condition for many people and occurs when you consume anything that contains wheat, rye, or barley. Although you can test for it, the tests notoriously give false negatives, so the best way to tell if you have a gluten sensitivity is to eliminate gluten from your diet completely for two months to see how you feel. Many people feel a night-vs-day difference and haven’t looked back.

4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

What are Good Carbs?

Instead of breads, wheat and sugary carbs, put the focus on naturally occurring good carbohydrates. Bananas, berries, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, apples – all of these are highly nutritious must-haves in your diet protocol. They’ll provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber – important elements for good health.

4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

Quinoa and berries make a great, GOOD carb, breakfast.

In addition to that, getting your high energy forms of carbohydrates from sweet potatoes and yams along with brown rice, and quinoa will provide the energy you need to do your workout session.

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Rebecca is Urbanette's Beauty and Health Editor. She is an expert in all things related to beauty, holistic health, organic food, toxins, and fitness. She is a part-time model and nutritionist who grew up in Canada, spent most of her adulthood in Brooklyn, and now lives with her boyfriend David in Zurich, Switzerland. Check out her blog at RadiantPeach.com

Reader Discussion: 209 Comments

  1. Jill Stocker

    Very informative, I shall take your advice. Well presented article. Thanks for your advice.

  2. Great info and im going on a full veggie diet for a month, and i dont really want to eat anything i dont really need

  3. Belinda O'Neill

    Great info and im going on a full veggie diet for a month, and i dont really want to eat anything i dont really need

  4. Lucy Brennen

    I eat around 370-500 grams of carbs per day (unrefined mostly) and it is from 80-60 percent of my overall calories.

  5. Hayden Wallace

    I say that if your exercising you should eat carbs especially if your doing intense resistance training.

  6. Heidi Newman

    I really like the way that you simplify and get to the point. Thanks!

  7. Ophelia Strand

    Carbs from vegetables and fruits are great. Carbs from sweets, breads, cakes etc… are not good.

    • That is a simple and obvious fact and most people must know this, if they knew how seriously important it was they would stick to real food, its that simple..

  8. Joanna Brynne

    Is it okay to eat white rice but in moderation? Because a lot of Asian countries eat rice three times a day and their diabetic rate and obesity seems low compared to U.S

  9. Melanie Standford

    So the carbs doesn’t matter, just avoid the obviously sweet things like cake and candy and you will lose weight so long as you eat in moderation.

  10. Kimberly Braun

    What’s a good diet to lose weight? Because I’m battling to lose the stomach fat.

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