It appears that people are finally coming to their senses regarding the ridiculous prolieration of low carb diets and foods. There has been nothing more annoying than watching this 2 year orgy with Atkins and The South Beach Diet. We have low carb everything at this point, including low carb beer (that one really pissed me off) and soda. I've seen obese women at work, interrogating poor cafeteria workers about the carb content of their multi-grain bread, and then taking the elevator back up one floor to their desks.
What people fail to realize is that carbs perform important functions for us as humans, and we need them to survive. For instance:
I run and bike regularly. I like to do it, and oftentimes I push myself pretty hard. I've run 10 mile races and half marathons. In the runner's dictionary, there is a thing called "carb loading". Another way of saying it is "eat pasta, run fasta." In other words, carbs are essential for active people. Carbs are energy for athletes. In fact, sports companys sell compact gels filled with nothing but carbs for endurance athletes to injest during marathons, triathlons, and any other endurance sports.
So, if this is the case, why is everyone so anti-carb?
Because we are constantly looking for scapegoats to blame our weaknesses on. Instead of getting out of the goddamn house and exercising, we sit on the couch and troll the internet looking for low carb diets, and anti-carb articles to blame our weight problems on. Why not accept the realization that an active person burns off carbs when they convert them to energy, and take that as an IMPETUS TO WORK OUT? Instead of avoiding carbs AND the treadmill, how about eating the carbs in moderation, and exercising.