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n. Informal
A carbohydrate.
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Q. Can eating carbs help you lose weight?

A. nope- they do just the opposite. carbohydrates are a compound sugar. there are diets that use only carbs, diets that use non but in the end- they are just unhealthy.

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The limited intake of carbs and high amounts of fat and protein support endurance exercise as well as muscle mass and strength.A
Count net carbs A low-carb diet is based around the idea of net carbs.
By cutting carbs, the claim is that weight loss will be easier because your body will instead burn fat for fuel while feeling less hungry.
[USA], Dec 18 ( ANI ): The thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds might seem like an unfair punishment, but, according to various studies, eating the "right" kinds of carbs can keep us healthier.
It's not healthy to give up all carbs, but it's smart to be selective about the carbs you eat.
Most studies in the latter category are observational studies, but new research helps elucidate the effects of a diet low in carbs and high in fat on gut microbiota by using an artificial intestine.
It is true that eating a lot of carbs can contribute to weight gain and high blood glucose levels--especially if the carbs come in the form of highly processed foods that contain added sugar and/or refined flour.
There are many diets tailored to cutting down on carbs, but for some, this might be completely unecessary.
In fact, you need more carbs the longer you work out, because increased glycogen in the muscles has been linked to better performance in strength and endurance exercises.
Straight hard alcohol, including vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey has zero grams of carbs or sugar per ounce.
If you're trying to avoid diabetes, is it better to eat fewer carbs or to stick to carbs with a low glycemic index?
People normally take 45-65 percent of the calories from carbs, 10-35 from protein and 20-35 percent from fat.