Most people do not need to cut carbs to lose weight. :) The proliferation of low-carb diets out there have led to a lot of misinformation and misconceptions based on hearsay, but complex carbs are an excellent source of energy, and in fact are your body's preferred source!
Here's the truth about carbs: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
In fact, very low carb diets can be dangerous, and aren't a good choice for most people. What matters more is the KIND of carb you choose. Simple carbs are easily digested, and may result in cravings and blood sugar spikes. Complex carbs are slower to digest, and easier on your blood sugar.
Unless that "somewhere" in question was your personal doctor, I wouldn't worry about it. There's a lot of stuff out there that will tell you all kinds of ways to lose weight (especially in popular magazines) that simply aren't the truth. In the end, losing weight is primarily about burning more calories than you eat.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 3/1/2013 (16:35)