Re: Another Carb Question
I recommend 50% carb, 25% protein, and 25% fat... most people do very well with these ratios. You may need to tweak a bit. I also recommend adhering to these ratios at each meal - not just for the day. It helps to stabilize the metabolism.
I always see potatoes lumped in with white bread, pasta, candy, etc... not the same! Potatoes are good for you! They are all natural, high in fiber, and very nutritious. You do need to weigh them - you really don't want more than 6 ounces at a time. And obviously, you don't want them fried! Same with rice... brown rice is sn excellent source of complex carbs, again, no more than 3/4 - 1 cup at a time!
Regarding your excerpt... I AGREE!!!!!!!! Avoid foods that are labeled "low net carbs" or "only XXX net carbs" - this is a RED FLAG for high calories and chemical additives. These foods usually contain sugar alcohols and fermentable carbs that are not metabolized properly by the body. The theory is that they "pass right through your system" which is a "kind" way of saying that they are toxins that must be excreted out of your body. They actually hinder your liver function making it harder for you to metabolize the good food you eat and they are known to cause gastrointestinal problems. The FDA has not yet regulated how foods are labeled in this regard - and there is much controversy over it.
Do yourself a favor - count all your carbs, and just be aware that the more fiber you consume, the better.