Popular diets question carbohydrates in a healthful eating plan. You thought they were good for you. What are the facts?
Carbohydrates yield readily available glucose and are the best fuel for the body. Skipping carbohydrates is like trying to drive your car with oil instead of gas.
Many popular diets claim eating only protein is magical, that combining carbohydrates and protein is harmful, or even low-fat is the way to weight gain.
The facts for weight loss are very simple and not too glamorous. Weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you consume.
You can change calories in one of three ways:
– eat fewer calories,
– exercise more,
– or do a little of both.