Learn all about carbs, the good ones and the bad ones, in Your Guide to Paleo

Carbs are such a common source of confusion in the Paleo world that we’ve put together an entire directory page to help you figure it out. Click on the links below to go to the exact spot within a particular article where you’ll find the goods on carbs.

How many carbs should I be eating? That depends. Most people feel good with carbs as roughly 20% of calories. To give you a clearer idea of what this looks like in the real world, a sample day’s carb intake for a healthy, active adult could include all the following:

Are carbs OK for weight loss? Yes; they’re fine. Most people do not need to go extremely low-carb to lose weight. On the other hand, carbs aren’t required for weight loss. Maybe you even prefer a ketogenic (extremely low-carb) diet – that’s fine, too. It’s all about what works for you.

Why carbs are important…

The history of the debate over “safe starches” in the Paleo world

Sweet potatoes, a great source of safe starch

What are some good sources of Paleo carbs?

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