Throughout recovery, following a meal plan can be so difficult. Personally, remembering to eat my carbs has been a struggle. But why?! First off there is such a “stereotype” against carbs and how they are such a “bad” food.
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear carbs? Weight-gain? Fats? Italian food?
We need to remember that carbs are a necessity for our bodys; they play many important roles, including:
- energy source for our body
- boosts our metabolism
- provides nutrients for the good bacteria to help digest our food
- brain power helping us concentrate
People following a low-carb plan consistently report feeling more irritable, stressed and fatigued, even when their diet results in weight loss. One possible cause may be that carbs are essential to the body’s production of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that’s responsible for lifting your spirits, U.S. News reported.