The Truth About Carbs

Why ALL Carbs Aren’t Bad

Carbs always seem to get a bad rap. People don’t like them and want to stay away from them. They’re seen as inherently evil and the cause of weight gain. But, carbs aren’t necessarily “bad”. In fact; certain carbs, in the right amount, are good for you. Carbs are severely limited at almost all costs in diets such as Atkins, South Beach, and Keto. The thing is, carbs are your body’s preferred source of energy. It’s quick fuel for things like resistance training, sprinting…Your body mainly fuels and operates off of carbs. Carbs help your body run, promote a healthy gut, and help increase satiety (i.e. fiber). It’s the type of carbs you want to keep a close eye on.

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What’s the Next Quick Fix?

Why is it so easy to jump on the bandwagon; joining in on the current diet fads? Remember Atkins, South Beach, Paleo, and more recently keto? Remember those lists that tell you the right foods to eat to lose belly fat? Where are all of these now? (Admittedly, keto is still going strong.) Have you been part of the crew before, joining in and trying the most recent craze? Did it work? I bet it did….for awhile, anyways. I’m not here to bash any diet…hey, if it works for you, go for it… but, have you tried just eating more nutritious whole foods before trying out one of these diets?

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And the Winner of “The Best (Diet, Exercise, Exercise Routine, etc.)” Goes To…

I don’t know if any of you notice the same things that I do when scrolling through the news feed of my phone, but something that’s really stood out to me lately are headlines that include the word “Best” or some other synonym when referencing what types of exercises we should be doing or what types of foods we should be eating. This is being applied to ANYTHING food/fitness related it seems like. These are the best foods to eat for burning fat….this is the best exercise routine for gaining muscle…..which is best, steady state cardio or interval training…..The list seems to go on and on.

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