We need Carbohydrates in order to function at our best in the long-term. No, you don’t have to eliminate carbs from your diet in order to lose weight, no matter what your friend doing the Keto diet tells you. Here’s the catch though: refined carbs like white bread and pasta have literally been stripped of all their nutritious elements. So not only do these types of carbs spike your blood sugar, they are linked to inflammation in the body, and they really aren’t adding any value to your diet either. Choose your carbs wisely! Instead, opt for high-quality carbohydrates like Quinoa, Oats, Sweet Potatoes, Bananas or Legumes and skip the processed grains and sugars. Remember, any food can cause weight gain if you eat too much.