Yes, that should equal out to 50-60% of your daily calorie intake.
There's nothing wrong with carbs if you're choosing the right carbs (and you don't have any medical conditions where it may be helpful to limit your carb intake). Carbs are your body's preferrable source of energy and are particularly important for very active individuals. Many runners for example may even take in up to 70%.
The low carb diet trend has really demonized carbs and it seems when many people use the very broad term of "carbs" they specifically mean all the unhealthy carbs; pastries, cakes, white bread, cookies, heavily refined pastas, heavily refined breakfast cereals with added sugar, etc. Which can be very confusing and paints all carbs as something that should be avoided or severely limited in the pursuit of healthy eating/weight loss.
The majority of people don't need to lower their carb intake to experience both health benefits, weight loss or weight management. They need to be conscience of where their carbs are coming from.... are they coming from mostly veg, fruit, legumes/lentils, whole grains, (no sugar added) dairy or are they coming from cake and cookies?
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/9/2013 (07:13)
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