does anyone here do this?
Hope that helps, I'd post more links but need to get to bed soon.3. Are carbohydrates bad for you?
Some people imagine that pasta, bread, potatoes, and rice are fattening, but the opposite is actually true. Carbohydrate-rich foods are helpful for permanent weight control because they contain less than half the calories of fat, which means that replacing fatty foods with complex carbohydrates automatically cuts calories.
It's important to remember to eat healthful carbohydrates, such as whole grains, pasta, brown rice, and sweet potatoes. Processed carbohydrates, such as white bread and white rice, are not as healthful a choice because they have lost much of their fiber and other nutrients and tend to have a higher glycemic index.
Not me. The body needs carbohydrates. They're the first thing the body uses to produce energy. When they run out, the body starts using fat (which it's actually there for, so fat is needed as well), and when that's gone, it starts to use protein from muscles to produce energy and this is very bad.
are you overweight? could that be the problem, and not the evil carb?Originally Posted by Jenner
unless you are a pre-diabetic and trying to avoid becoming a diabetic and needing insulin.
Would that be a specialist MD or a naturopath?Originally Posted by rabid_child
I'm trying to figure this out myself right now. My gastroenterologist wants me to lower my carbs for a few weeks to see if it helps my bloating (the theory being bacterial overgrowth feeding off of carbohydrates). Haven't quite figured out a way to do this in a way that is also compatible with the stomach problems I'm wrestling with. I'd be curious to see if anyone has actual advice.