Can I eat a cookie on a diet?

If you feel like you’re a carb addict, cool, a lot of people do. There’s nothing wrong with you. Carbs are delicious. This is why a lot of people turn to diets like keto, Whole30, and low-carb.


They're afraid they're overdoing it on the carbs.


But let's break this down.

What we call carbs is an oversimplification.


Food HAS carbs. Food isn’t carbs. Vegetables have carbs. Fruit has carbs. Rice has carbs. Potatoes have carbs. Beans have carbs. Bread has carbs. Cookies have carbs. Donuts have carbs.


I think sometimes we demonize “carbs” which puts them on a pedestal so when we do have them, we feel guilty, we feel bad, and we haven’t had them in so long so we binge and the only way we know out of the binge, the only way we know how to recover is to deprive. To restrict.


So we tell ourselves we’re carb addicts. We put a label on ourselves.



And we feel “good” when we turn one down. This...

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