Do I really need carbs?
I get this question all the time.
And yes, the answer is yes.
Your brain needs them for functioning
Your muscles need them (especially before and after exercise)
They provide your body's PRIMARY energy source
They help regulate blood glucose
They prevent the use of protein for meeting energy needs
They provide fiber, which helps you feel more full (esp. whole grains)
Aim for at least 6-8 servings per day
Did I convince you? Did I?