Should You Cut Out Carbs To Lose Weight?

by Willie on May 26, 2017

in Daily, Food, Weight Loss

These are the age old questions, “Do carbs make me fat?” and “Can I cut out carbs to lose weight?”.

The short answer is no and yes. The longer answer is more important though.

Should I Cut Out Carbs To Lose Weight?

Do carbs make me fat?

No, not really. Overeating of anything makes you fat. Portion control is important and too much of anything is bad for you.

Carbs are important for energy but you don’t need them all the time with every meal. I think people in general overdo everything in their diet.

Food is meant to be fuel, not entertainment or a reward.

Carbs are necessary if you’re training. You need that extra energy to power through a workout. I actually have most of my carbs around my training times. It’s something that I’ve learned from reading about nutrition over the years.

It’s called carb cycling and it’s a great concept of using carbs around and just after training times to fuel your grueling workouts.

That doesn’t mean that I don’t have carbs throughout my day. I just have the bulk of them around training.

Can I cut out carbs to lose weight?

Yes, you can but you will be miserable and weight loss will be short lived. You will feel a lack of energy because you’ve taken out a complete macronutrient.

Some people can cut out carbs or even go low carb. These people specifically do keto and it works well for them.

I’m not super informed on all the aspects of Keto so I won’t talk about it in detail. Just Google terms for Keto if you’re interested in that.

I’m not in this particular category. I can’t have a high fat diet since I don’t have a gallbladder. So Keto doesn’t work for me but it works for others.

Here’s the thing though.

You have to experiment a little. See what works for you. Diet isn’t a one size fits all. Maybe no carb/low carb works for you. Try it out. Just don’t go gung-ho because someone told you to cut all carbs to lose weight.

Try things out and see if it’s something you can do long term. If you can, then go nuts with it. If not, try something else.

It’s your diet. See what works best for you.

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