Do carbs really make you fat?

I really do hate repeating myself, but I feel this will be something I am going to have to repeat throughout my career. Carbohydrates themselves do not make you fat, it all depends how much you eat.

Carbs are your body's primary energy source. If you eat too few, you wont have enough energy, but eat too much and it can sit on you as fat. There are many diets out there that cut out carbs altogether, and that is just such a bad way to go about weight loss. You need to find the right balance. Carbs have 4 calories per 1g, so if your eating 500g per day, that is 2000 calories from just carbs. You want to aim for around 800-1200 calories from carbs, especially if your training in the gym as you will need the energy for your workouts.

This was just a quick post to tell you to eat carbs,  even if your goals are to lose weight, just limit them.

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