Carbs Make You Gain Weight
While very low-carb diets have been all the rage over the past several years, there's no reason to cut carbohydrates from your diet. In fact, "doing away with carbs can put you at risk for fatigue, osteoporosis, or even neurological damage," Kim Rose, RDN, told POPSUGAR. In spite of what you've heard, carbs aren't unique in their ability to make you gain weight. "Anything consumed in excess could result in weight gain," she said. "The body has the potential to store excess consumption of any major food group as fat to be used for another time. This storage mechanism is what results in extra weight." If you want to lose weight, these virtuous carbs can actually be beneficial.