There is an enemy amongst us. He is single handedly making us all fat.

His name?

Carbohydrates (AKA carbs)

If you believe a lot of the media and the interwebs this is the gospel truth.

Carbs are not the enemy! You just need to replace the "bad" carbs (processed foods) with "good" carbs (stuff that comes from the Earth).

Do you eat low carb, reduced carb, or carb free foods?

Would you like to know what food manufacturers do to reduce carbs in the foods they make? Here are 3 things they do:

-replace refined wheat flour with soy flour, soy protein, or wheat protein

-add high fat ingredients

-replace sugar with sugar alcohols (look for maltitol, lactitol, sorbitol on food labels) or artificial sweeteners

Not the worst things in the world, but not exactly optimal for your health either.

Whenever the food manufacturers make a food "reduced" or free of fat/carbs/sugar/whatever, they are replacing that missing ingredient with something else.

Often times they replace it with something you don't want in your body.

Here is the take home message. The more often you can eat whole, natural foods the easier it will be for you to reach your goals.

You will look, feel, and perform better when your body is being fed things it knows how to use.

PS-starting Monday I am going to re-run a popular series I did awhile back. It is my 10 Week Negativity Detox Series.

Great way to rid yourself of toxic people, places, and things that are holding you back.