If you're anything like us, then the thought of living your life on a carb-free diet is about as welcome as stubbing your toe. So we've been doing some digging and figured there must be some way or another to have your carbs, and eat them too, even when you're on a diet.
It is a common belief that if you want to lose weight you need to eat less carbs, but now doctors are warning that cutting out carbs all together could in fact be damaging to your diet - and your health.
"Carbs are seen by many as the 'devil' food, but any dietitian will tell you they are an essential part of a healthy, balanced diet - the general guidance is they should make up a third of our intake," says Helen Bond, spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association.
"They are a ready source of fuel for the body. Cutting them out can cause headaches, tiredness and lethargy. You won't be able to perform so well during exercise and concentration is likely to be affected, too, because carbohydrates also fuel the brain.'
Here are 10 'good' carbs that won't ruin your diet, but will actually enhance it. From slow-release-energy wholegrains, to fruits and vegetables, these are great carbs for weight loss. Full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and all sorts of fat fighting ingredients, we think you deserve to know about them. But shh, don't go telling just anyone, they'll all want some!
Have you ever tried a carb-free diet? How did you get on? Let us know in our comments section below.