Carbs are good, there are NO “bad” Carbs

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Ask people about their secret to weight loss, and they will preen … “I do not eat carbs, except on my cheat days”, “I absolutely avoid carbs for dinner”, “I have not had carbs in months”, and so on.

All these answers lead you to believe that carbs are bad and they must be avoided at all costs. So what do you do? You consciously slash down your rice intake, and do not eat roti, idli and dosa. And do you lose weight? Maybe. But do you manage to keep up the practice? No, right?

We bet that since the time you cut down on carbs, you have become more irritable, you are unable to focus on work, and you have lost your sense of judgement. That is because your brain cannot think right without carbs. It is the carbs that help in the proper functioning of the brain cells and neurons.

But you have read this already, haven’t you? And this has been going on for a while. Some say you have to eat carbs, some say it’s an absolute no-no. Some say they are necessary, some say they are a curse. So, who do you listen to? What do you do?

Here’s what you do, you try to understand the types of carbs.

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Why you shouldn’t count calories

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Too many people just eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change.
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We have landed in an era where food is measured in numbers. We plan our breakfast plate as 100 Kcal + 200 Kcal + 250 Kcal and not as a glass of milk, an egg and 2 pieces of toast with butter. The numbers will always add up to be the same, but there are unlimited ways to fill those numbers. So, instead of the above breakfast, you could have a glass of juice, a doughnut and a muffin OR a large bowl of yoghurt and mix cut fruits with honey. All these add up to a 500 calorie breakfast.

Let’s say you have been advised a 2000 calorie diet per day. And all you need to do in order to stay fit is eat within that limit.

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