Originally Posted by taubele
My carbs are routinely around 50 (I try to go for 40-50%) and I seem to do just fine with the weight loss - carbs aren't the enemy, necessarily, in my mind. If you're cutting out refined grains (white pasta, white rice, etc.) and substituting whole grains, that is likely a good step if you're not aiming for a low-carb lifestyle specifically
Couldn't have said it better...just wanted to throw my vote in with this opinion. Find out what percentage works for you, do it, and if you're healthy, don't worry about what others are doing.