Do carbs make you fat? (It depends)

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Many people are still under the misconception that carbs are the reason they are overweight; that’s just not true. You can be on a high-carb diet, and still lose weight. I’ve actually reduced my bodyfat percentage by increasing carbohydrates from adopting a more plant-based diet, and eating more beans and grains, while eating less animal protein. It’s the excess calories that turn into fat, not carbs.

Photo: The above meal will cause weight gain in most people, not because of the carbs from the bread, ketchup, French fries, and sugar-laden sauce, but because the portion size is huge, excess protein, not to mention all the added fat. The buttered bread, deep fried potatoes, and fatty meat adds a wallop of calories too.

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