These 5 Big Carbohydrate Myths Might Be Standing In The Way Of Your Weight Loss
In fact, Stefanie Mendez, R.D., a practising dietician at NY nutrition group and co-founder of Matriarch, a women’s integrated fitness and nutrition program, says low-carb diets are just another dietary fad. “In the past, fats were out, and now they’re back in with a vengeance. We go back and forth in media and science," says Mendez. "The suggestion is a balance of nutrients is what’s most important." In other words, she says, we need protein, fats, and carbs in our diet — and losing weight is just about finding the right balance for you.
But what is extremely interesting is what she, later on, says about the amount of moderation for intake of carbs: "The real problem with carbs is that we often don’t know what a portion should look like, so we eat way too much. Most of us should aim for 130 to 150 grams of carbs per day—with a slice of bread, for example, serving somewhere in the ballpark of 15 to 28 grams."
Well there you have it.... it actually coincides with the recommended amount for a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet which says 100 to 150 grams of carbs per day. Seems that the "low" in LCHF is, in fact, low relative to what most people are actually eating. LCHF is not a zero carb diet.