I’m very confused by all the information out there on carbohydrates. Some diet books say you need to eat fruit and grains and others say you should cut them down to lose weight. Some say all carbs are bad if you want to lose weight and then I hear how we need to eat about 300 grams a day to stay healthy. Can you give me a quick lesson on what I need to know?
to sum it up, I’ve put together the points you need to know:
If you want to lose fat, eliminate your intake of all sugar and processed carbs (the foods that come in a box) and focus on eating as much fiber as possible. Keep your intake of starches from root veggies and grains as minimal as possible. They provide you with more energy than your an burn off. Limit fruit intake. Fruit contains fructose and since only the liver metabolizes it, it can easily overload the liver. It can also increase triglyceride levels (the form of fat that gets stored in our cells).