Dr Oz: Should You Cut Out Carbs?
Many are cutting carbs in hopes of slimming down, but there’s a right and a wrong way to go about it. Chris Powell headed off to find out what people think it means to cut out carbs. Most agreed that it meant no bread, pasta, or baked goods. Just about everyone admitted that they also didn’t want to give up those tasty foods! Chris explained that too many people think it’s all or nothing, so they don’t practice moderation.
Also, people immediately think of carbs as potatoes, rice, bread, and pasta, but don’t think of other “good” carbs that are out there. He pointed out that our culture has seemingly become “carbophobic.”
Dr Oz: No-Carb VS Low-Carb
Dr Oz first wanted to find out the difference between no carbs and low carbs. Chris pointed out that people following a no-carb diet are missing a lot of essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that the body needs. Low-carb contains those things your body needs. He stressed the importance of choosing the right carbs in moderation. Chris shared three tiers to cutting carbs, explaining that there are carbs you want to eliminate, moderate, and then eat without limit.
As for the bad carbs, those are the ones you should eliminate. That includes processed, refined white bread, white pasta, donuts and pastries, white rice, and potatoes. You can allow those foods on a cheat day, but you don’t want to eat them all the time. You should eliminate them from your regular diet.
As for the carbs you should moderate, those are the ones that are high in fiber and loaded with minerals. They’re digested slower than refined carbs.
Dr Oz: Good Carbs For Your Body
Dr Oz then explained that when you eat carbs, your body will identify what type of carb you’re eating, based on how easily it can break it down. Bad carbs are so simple that the body immediately converts them to fat because no work is required to digest them. The body doesn’t have the ability to turn complex carbs into fat. That’s exactly why not all calories are treated equal.
As for the unlimited carbs, what Chris was actually talking about was vegetables! Those can be eaten in truly unlimited portions because they nourish your body. The carbohydrates found in non-starchy vegetables are truly good for your body.