Carbs Are Not The Bad Guys…

Next time you’re in your local library, take a moment to check out the shelf holding all the diet book.

Tons of them, aren’t there?

I don’t think I have ever seen so much confusing and conflicting information on one topic in my life.

What’s sad, is that it really shouldn’t be all that confusing.  What happens, though, is that publishers have to reinvent/recycle diet information plans so that they can continue to suck the money out of our wallets and purses.

Here’s what I mean…currently, the big No-No seems to be carbs.  “Quit eating carbs and lose weight EASY”, they seem to say.  “Eat all the steak, eggs,cheese, etc you want and LOSE WEIGHT”.

The fact of the matter is, carbs are not the bad guys.

You need carbs to fuel the body and the mind.  You should stay away from processed, “white” carbs, of course, and eat whole grain rice, whole grain breads (limit to 2 pieces a day), yams, sweet potatoes, fruit and vegetables.

These will help you feel fuller longer, and will provide your body with proper fuel for all of your activites.

No, carbs are not the bad guys.

More later.

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9 Responses to “Carbs Are Not The Bad Guys…”

  1. tippin Says:

    This is exactly what I learn in the Obese Group, whole grain rice, whole grain breads, fibers to fill your stomach so you won’t feel hungry for a longer period.
    Also six eating moments a day, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack and of to bed.

  2. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hi, Tippin, thanks for stopping by Lose Weight With Me and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

    Thanks for bringing up frequent meals. Eating every 2 1/2 – 3 hours is very important. In fact, I think it was huge in helping me lose my weight.

    Please stop back by. 🙂

    Brian

  3. Patrick Says:

    > What’s sad, is that it really shouldn’t be all that confusing. What happens, though, is that publishers have to reinvent/recycle diet information plans so that they can continue to suck the money out of our wallets and purses.

    Ever notice that all of these diet books have a number of success story examples in them? My guess is that is because they work. Why then are there so many diet books? My guess is that they all lack one thing, the ability to give the reader the will-power to stay diligent forever.

    For example, carbs ARE bad if you are eating a ketogenic diet. It is very effective diet at eliminating body fat and probably the best method that there is if one is not interested in engaging in physical exercise. It is just very difficult to follow long term because of the abundance of food choices that contain carbs which are available. And lets face it, sugar is tasty so humans are motivated to consume it.

  4. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hey, Patrick, thanks for stopping by and expressing your point of view. I appreciate it.

    I think you’re right on about the ability to give will power. Most diet plans do lack that.

    Brian

  5. nodiets Says:

    Carbs are not the enemy your right there but they should be strategically eaten, for instance complex/starchy carbs should be saved for after exercise whereas fruits and veg can be eaten at anytime.

  6. loseweightwithme Says:

    You’re right, Nodiets, especially about fruits and veggies be eaten any time!

    Brian

  7. Patrick Says:

    nodiet and LWWM:

    Why do you say that fruit can be eaten at any time?

    nodiet: why should complex carbs ONLY be consumed post workout?

    Thanks!

  8. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hi, Patrick — I say that fruits can be eaten at any time because it’s my preferred snack if I’m hungry, am craving something a little sweet, or just need a quick pick-me-up.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Brian

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