Are you one of those people who has been conditioned to believe that carbs are bad for you? If you are, you’re not alone. For years the media has molded our perception of carbohydrates leading us to think that if you want to lose weight or get fit you should avoid them at all cost. But, carbohydrates are the number one, most important source of energy for your body. They are essential. And in fact, eating certain carbs is critical to losing weight.
The truth is, you should avoid certain types of carbs if you want to slim down. But, there are actually some carbs that you should definitely not avoid – in fact, you should embrace them!
First, let’s cover the carbs that should be on your list of foods to steer away from.
Refined, white flour, and processed carbs like bagels, breads, muffins and other baked goods
White pasta, white rice and white flour foods
Candy, sweets and sugary treats
Sugary drinks like soda, juices and blended coffee drinks
You’re probably not surprised to see any of those items on the “avoid”