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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Too Many Carbs, According to an Expert

POPSUGAR reports consistent overconsumption of carbohydrates [carbs] could lead to weight gain, however that doesn't mean they need to be cut out of your diet entirely. 

POPSUGAR spoke to Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, exercise physiologist at HSS, who discussed the importance of carbs in your diet, how many carbs you are required to eat in a day to function at your best, and what happens to the body when you eat too many carbs. To avoid feeling lethargic, it is recommended to eat carbs, and consume a well-balanced diet that includes protein, fats, and minimally processed foods. Machowsky added "Carbs are calories so whether you eat too many carbs, too much fat, or too much protein for what your body is burning, there's a potential that you'll gain weight.” In addition, to ensure you’re getting enough carbs for energy but not overeating, Machowsky advised, "The general guideline has traditionally been [to consume] anywhere from 120 to 140 grams of carbs per day as a baseline." He explained, “I would say there are these 'guidelines' but you're not going to fall flat on your face if you don't hit those number either; it's pretty varied."

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