Displayed as a button-busting devil, carbs are often seen as responsible for weight gain out of control. Therefore, some people have cut the carbs completely in an attempt to shed some. Problem? Carbohydrates – especially healthy complex carbs – are an essential part of a well-balanced diet.
As one of the macronutrients of your body, carbs are important for energy, brain function and yes, even weight loss. The problem is: not only are people unhappy when they start dropping carbs (due to lack of energy), but they are also more likely to gain weight.
Certainly, quitting carbs can help you drop pounds in the short term. But overall, it is not a healthy or permanent way to lose weight and keep it off. We spoke to dietitian Jim White, RD, ACSM and owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studio to find out exactly why some people Benefit Weight when they release carbohydrates.
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