It seems that carbohydrates are the new evil food item. It used to be that fat was the nutritional villain in our lives. This led to the “fat-free” food craze that ironically has made so many people fat. In place of fat, sugar, MSG and other fat building chemicals were added to foods. We now know that fats don’t make you fat, sugar does.
They limit carbohydrates from processed foods, and carbohydrates in general. They focus on eating healthier foods like fruits and vegetables, nuts and berries, wild caught fish and grass fed beef.
1. All Carbohydrates Are Equal
They are broken down quickly in your body, so quickly that they often are stored as fat for energy. They take a long time to process, and do not lead to excessive fat buildup.
2. A Low-Carb Diet Is Right for Everyone
Your internal processes, millions of them, are totally different than all of the other 7 billion people roaming the planet. Low-carb diets have proven to be incredibly healthy for a great number of people.
3. You Will Always Lose Weight on a Low-Carb Diet
This simply isn’t true. There are plenty of low-carb foods that can be fattening, especially if you consume too many calories. No matter what you eat, if you consume more calories than you burn on a daily basis, you will gain weight.
4. Eating Low Carb Means Eating More Unhealthy Saturated Fat
We now know, after literally decades of anti-fat propaganda, that saturated fat is basically harmless. You don’t have to avoid healthy fats like coconut oil. Fat cuts of meat are okay to eat. Are fatty fish like salmon, rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Just because we know that saturated fat is not the villain it has been made out to be doesn’t mean you should run out and consume 50 grams of fat every day, however.
5. You Don’t Need Dietary Fiber As Long As You Cut Down on Carbohydrates
Dietary fiber is essential to human health. Soluble fiber can lead to health benefits such as improved cholesterol levels and weight loss. A lot of carb-rich foods are also high in healthy fiber. This is why it may be a good idea to add BeneFiber or some other fiber supplement to your diet if you are cutting back on the carbs.