No sandwich for me thanks, I’ll have a salad instead, watching the waistline so trying to stay away from the carbs. This was a phrase I heard quite often when I ran a little sandwich bar I once owned. Carbohydrates has been deemed the evil culprit responsible for weight gain, and is believed by many that the only way to lose weight is to minimize carbohydrates or cut it out entirely from your diet.
This is not entirely true; in fact carbs play a very important role towards your health and therefore should be included in your diet.
This is what Livestrong.com had to say about carbohydrates. Your recommended daily intake…
Your recommended Daily Carbohydrates
While low-carbohydrate diets may give carbohydrates a bad reputation, carbohydrates are essentially foods that are broken down into sugars in your body. Don’t let the term sugars fool you — when it comes to your body, sugars mean energy for your cells. Carbohydrates are your body’s chief energy source; however, it is important to consume the right carbohydrates for longer-lasting energy.
MayoClinic.com recommends getting about 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrate sources. To compute how many calories this represents, consider that each gram of carbohydrates has about 4 calories. If you consume an average 2,000-calorie diet, carbohydrates will represent about 900 to 1,300 calories of your average daily diet. Read the full article here.
So don’t fall victim to the low carbohydrate diets, take that route and you might find yourself feeling a bit fatigue. A well balanced diet that includes all the important vitamins and nutrients is what you want.
Have you ever tried a low carb diet, did you feel tiredness? If you have I would love to hear about your experience, which you can share in the comments section below.
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