I often hear people repeating (insane) weight loss myths.

So let’s start with the most pervasive myth: you can’t eat carbs if you want to lose weight. Please stop repeating this weight loss lie to yourself. Pllllleeeeeease stop.

I have clients who tell me that they “don’t eat carbs” who are professional athletes. Our muscles require blood sugar to run and jump, and I simply don’t think it serves any athlete to be in a keto state. Runners call that “bonking”, and it feels like bonking sounds: terrible.

I have clients who tell me that they “don’t eat carbs” and then I see chocolate bars on the meal logs. Uhm, hi, that is a carb?

The past twenty years have implanted and reinforced the “I can’t eat carbs if I want to lose weight” mythology.

So let’s start with: vegetarian and vegans typically have lower BMIs and…yeah, that’s pretty much the opposite of a low carb diet.

Let’s conclude with: potato chips are carbs. Quinoa is a carb. We can all agree that those two are not equivalent foods if trying to lose weight. Yes?

Yes.

Everything will be ok.

Our bodies are not that delicate.

The human condition is not that delicate.

And weight loss shouldn’t be that difficult.

Bonk.

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