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Why I Don’t Eat Carbs

Carbohydrates are not good for you as a matter of nutritional fact — which is why I do not consume them and instead consume protein, fat, and vitamins. It is not only the healthiest, but also the tastiest and most nutritious way to go.

What if you don’t eat carbs? I didn’t think it could possibly be true. Well, you are in good company. For many years, experts in the dietary and body-building world believed that not only was carbohydrate consumption bad for you, but that it was dangerous, too. So much so that not even the best athletes in the world, such as Mike Tyson, ate any carbohydrates at all. So who is right there? You are! So, what is the scoop on the truth? First things first: carbohydrates are not good for you as a matter of nutritional fact — which is why I do not consume them and instead consume protein, fat, and vitamins. It is not only the healthiest, but also the tastiest and most nutritious way to go. In my own health, I feel great when I don’t eat carbs at all. Of course, it doesn’t mean I can stay at that high level for a lifetime. If you want to do that, it is a whole other ball game. But, it does mean that you may want to give carbohydrates a try for a little while and see how they feel for you first before making a big leap of faith.

Carbohydrates are good for you only when consumed in the right amounts.

“Carbohydrates (in the form of breads, rice, pastas, etc.) are great sources of fiber, which lowers your cholesterol (but only by a small degree, because the fiber has a much larger protective effect by binding to cholesterol, keeping it from building up in your body in such a way that it can build plaque) and helps keep you full for a long time with no hunger (or cravings for carbs).” (www.mrscience.com/health/diet-diets/diet-diets-faq-carbohydrates) For an average adult with a body mass index of 20, the calories per pound you put down from food, and the total grams of carbs you consume will be quite different from a person with an actual BMI of 40. Your body mass index number is used by people to determine if they need to cut back on carbohydrates, if they should be eating more, for example. On the other hand, the higher the number, the more carb-containing foods a person must eat to avoid being classified as overweight. A BMI lower than 20 is considered to be “average.”

This is the reason that if you are really getting tired, you should do a little carb deprivation. It can be a great workout in itself.

Carbohydrates are good for you – not the right thing to eat all day long

“The truth is that most people are going to have to make the decision based on their health and their own lifestyle, not the number on their face or on the label.” —  Dr. Steven Lowman “What people really want on menus is carbohydrates,” said Dr. StevenLowman, medical director of the New York Heart Institute, in 2009. He said he gets several calls a week from people concerned that their meals contain too many carbs. “Some people look at this number on the scale in their head,” but most people are in a carb-load, he said, for the wrong reasons. Asking yourself over and over what the correct number is for your weight is an unhealthy way to live, he said. “If you don’t have a healthy relationship with your body you really can’t trust your food choices,” he said.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2234006/How-most-cholesterol-lowest-fruits-diet-can-work.html

It is important to note that, because most people think that carbohydrates are bad for you, they end up having many foods that come in carbs and many other foods that do not contain carbohydrates which are good for them. The number does not have to match the actual amounts of carbs people have to avoid. If you are a person that needs to eat at least twice as many carbs as someone else, that is fine. You do not have to eat all carbs.