Are carbohydrates bad for you? Why do people always talk about low-carb diets?

Some are. some processed carbs- like white bread have few nutrients and may result in high blood sugars when digested, The same may go for sugar laden cakes, and many refined baked goods. The better carb choices are fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, whole grains. They are digested slowly, full of nutrients, and higher in fiber when compared to their processed counterparts.

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Did a low carb diet 2012, lost weight & the felt great. Eating carbs again & feel tied. Is a low carb diet bad? Was supplementing vitb, not anymore.

In moderation, GOOD. A low carb diet in moderation is good. Carbs will cause weight gain, so limiting the amount of carbs you eat and supplementing with a good exercise program is very beneficial, and as you stated, may make you feel great again. Best wishes. Read more...

Is carbs are bad I mean whole carbs I want to lose wieght but eat healthy carbs in my diet can't follow low carb diet but some doc say low carb some?

Whole grains. Your diet is part of a healthy lifestyle along with exercise. Carbohydrates are absolutely healthy and you should choose whole grains and high fiber carbohydrates that take longer to break down. Here is a guide on choosing whole grains:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/grains-tips . Read more...

Can you please tell me if it's just carbohydrates of which are sugars I should avoid or all carbs on a low-carb diet?

Not quite! Avoid sugar and starch. Look at the total carb content and subtract fiber for "the digestible" carb intake. Fiber is a carbohydrate, but not digested, so it does not count. Sugar alcohols are supposed to be slowly digested, but there is some disagreement here. So to be safe-total carbs minus fiber, equals your "net" carbs! Read more...

Need help when on a low carb diet should I be counting net carbs or total carbohydrates?

Low carb diet. Counting net carbs is the correct way to monitor carbohydrate intake, which includes total carbs minus fiber and minus sugar alcohols (if present). But better yet, i just recommend eliminating sweets and starches - simple and very, very effective. One should be realistic, though, and look carefully at those two words. Many people tend to sneak high glycemic carbs into the diet by incorrect choices. Read more...

Can you let me know how many grams of protein and carbs on a high protein low carb diet?

Depends. It depends upon how many calories you're supposed to be consuming, which depends upon height/weight/activity/etc. See a good registered dietitian. Read more...