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Here’s How Many Carbohydrates You Really Need in a Day

by Kiersten Hickman

A diet is highly personal. One person might feel healthiest when they’re regularly enjoying the benefits of sweet potatoes, whole grain bread and brown rice…while another feels best with clean, lean proteins and vegetables. Some modern diets, like Atkins and the ketogenic (keto) diet, promote weight loss by limiting carbohydrates, which can shift the physiology into a state of “ketogenesis”—a period when the body uses fat as a source of energy, instead of carbs.

Most licensed nutrition experts will flag a warning about going to any extreme with nutrition. The buzz around limiting carbohydrates, in particular, concerns some because when you remove foods like grains, you’re also taking away one of the body’s main sources of energy…and some solid nutrients. When that becomes problematic, signs you’re not  eating enough carbs can include headaches, constipation, fatigue, poor athletic performance, and more.

So how many grams of carbohydrates do you really need in a day?

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