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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, or if you’ve taken a quick look at the recipes, you’ll notice that I love carbs. Fruit, rice, potatoes, bread…I’m a carb girl for life and I have no shame.
So, why have we been told our whole lives that carbs are bad, when in fact some of the healthiest foods on the planet like fruit, beans, and grains are full of carbs?
One of the worst messages that the current diet culture has told us (among many other terrible messages) is that carbs are bad. In high school, I was made to believe that carbs were basically the devil, and you should obsessively count how many you ate in a day.
That couldn’t be further from reality. Don’t get me wrong, fat and protein are extremely important macronutrients. But you also need carbs. It’s the primary fuel for your brain, and your muscles love ‘em!
We’ve been taught to eat zero carbs, but that only leaves us hungry, tired, unsatisfied, and deep into a binge of sugary foods because our bodies think we’re in starvation mode.
Many people are scared of carbs when they start eating plant-based. If you stick with that, you’ll pretty much be eating lettuce all day since most plant-based foods contain carbs. Natural, whole foods that grow straight from the Earth like apples, bananas, quinoa, chickpeas, and potatoes.
Carbs for the win!