There are plenty of people who complain that carbs are bad and cause all sorts of problems, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. At the end of the day, carbs have been vilified and there is no real reason why that has been the case. Carbohydrates are needed by the body as our main source of energy (glucose) and it is no wonder that we do so well with it.
However, when the carbohydrates are consumed at certain times, they do more harm to our body than others. We just have too much abundance now than we ever did in the past.
Still, carbs are not bad if you are trying to burn fat. You just need to make sure you get them at the right time. For example, postworkout meals are sometimes the most important time to take carbs that you can. If you have just done strenuous exercise, your meals might be the best place because you can have those carbs go straight into the muscles as stored energy (glycogen).
Sure enough, if you are eating carbs at other times of the day, you’ll find that the body is more likely to incorporate the carbs as fat instead of muscles. Most people don’t really have a firm grasp on the timing of the carbs, but it is crucial and will allow you to eat whatever you want on a diet but just make sure that quantities and timing is well planned.
The diet “gurus” want to create evil villains so that they can continue to sell you products, but the reality is that carbs are not bad. You can incorporate them into your diet and get tremendous results if you just focus on the timing of these foods.