Many (wrongly) assume that, in order to have a moderately toned stomach, I don’t eat any carbs. So they try the ketogenic or Atkins diet and soon discover that they lack energy. They’re winded more quickly when they run and they tire easily.
*massive eye roll*
I’ve told these folks time and again that I DO eat carbs, I just ensure that I balance my major food groups in a day and move a lot! Never have I ever said that giving up carbs completely is good for health. I don’t do it and don’t encourage it. At all!
There. Carbs. Carbscarbscarbscarbscarbs! My staples are rice and porridge. Sometimes I have potatoes, other times noodles, bread or pasta. Where DID these weirdos get the bizarre idea that I don’t eat carbohydrates at all?! *completely baffled*
Moving as much as I do, I need carbohydrates for energy. Food is fuel for the body and I give mine enough to keep energised throughout the day. Besides, I hate being hangry, so I bulk up my meals with rice. Because I walk a lot, climb stairs and move as much as possible, the calories are used up quickly.
Rather than make assumptions about someone’s diet, I would rather they ask me directly. Being healthy is never about drastic food restriction; it’s a combination of eating well and being active. Since health is my priority, it doesn’t make sense to do something unhealthy like exclude a major food group.
Erm, where are their brains? 😛