Originally Posted by miverso3
I'm not very educated about nutrition but why are carbs so bad? It seems like mine all comes from fruits. Aren't fruits good for you? I don't understand why.
I don't think carbs are "bad", and you're right, fruits and veggies are very good for you. Many diets have you reduce carbs because it's easier to stick to a low cal "diet" if you eat more protein as carbs tend to burn off faster, thus you feel hungry again.
Personally, I try for a 40/30/30 carb/fat/protein mix, which is what the "Zone" diet recommends. I find this pretty comfortable, even at 1500 calories. I use this as a guide and don't fret too much if I'm off a bit.
If what you're eating is working, I wouldn't worry about the mix.
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