Myth: Carbs are Bad
You've probably tried a no carb diet to lose weight fast, but it is not a good long-term plan. Instead, monitor the types of carbs you take in. "Your brain needs carbs to function, but the brain does not need refined carbs like white bread, pasta, candy, and cookies!" says Glassman. "Remember you get carbs from veggies, fruit, and yogurt. If if you are eating these foods you are not on a low carb diet, it just means you are not eating unhealthy carbs."