Not eating a lot of carbs was a popular trend for years in the ‘90s. The body needs a combination of carbs, fat and protein to function properly. Too little of one and too much of another will throw its equilibrium off, resulting in malnourishment, weight gain and muscle loss. Carbohydrates are the body’s No. 1 go-to for fuel. Without it you will eventually lack energy, experience brain fog, and feel depressed and moody. This is not to say you have to eat pasta every day. Opt out for vegetables, fruits and whole grains as the best sources of carbs.