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We’ve collected the best Carbs Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Malin Akerman, Luke Campbell, Angus Macfadyen, Steve Smith, Dorian Yates. Use them as an inspiration.

I’m gluten intolerant, so that automatically cuts carbs from my diet.
I sometimes train twice a day, so usually save my carbs for the evening.
I cut out carbs like rice and pasta and bread and potatoes and all forms of cakes, chocolate and sweets. But it would be really boring if I cut out alcohol.
Angus Macfadyen
There are a lot of carbs in beer.
If your body produces more blood glucose than the muscle needs, it gets converted into fat. So always choose low-GI carbs like green vegetables and low-GI rice like basmati.
Americans are tired of fad diets, counting calories, and living within restrictive guidelines about carbs and fat. They are turning to Mireille Guiliano for her sensible and admittedly contrarian advice on eating well.
When you are doing endurance swimming you just need to take in as many carbs as possible to put on as much weight as you can. Basically you can eat whatever you want, which can be quite fun. Everything is guilt-free.
I don’t have anything to fix! I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, and I don’t eat carbs. My life is just great now. Normal. Vanilla.
I eat healthily as much as I can – meat, protein, carbs as well. I like my pasta; I like my rice. I like to have that sort of sustenance in me, because I’m always thinking of survival.
As I get older and maybe a little bit wiser, you realize how much stuff affects your body and what it can do. Cutting out carbs and sweets and trying to eat just proteins and fruits and stuff like that, more natural stuff, is what I have found has had the biggest impact on me.
Jay Cutler
The only secret to food combination is a balance of protein, carbs and fat – they all play a key role in our health.
Jorge Cruise
I love food, and I love carbs: Pasta, rice – that’s my thing.
Karen Fukuhara
For me, it’s all about moderation. I don’t kick things out of my diet, like carbs. But I’m not going to eat fast food.
You’ve got to have a balance of carbs, fats and protein, and potato is a really great source of carbs.
Chloe Ting
I follow the Bulletproof diet – it is based on grass-fed steak, vegetables, no carbs and a lot of butter.
I eat three home-cooked meals a day, all prepared in advance. My ethos is to stay away from unsustainable low-calorie diets and aim for something balanced: loads of veg, protein and enjoy the carbs you love. Be realistic. I don’t count sugar or salt or grams of fat: it’s very restrictive and unenjoyable.
Whenever I am in Paris, all I want to do is inhale a big plate of cheese. And in New York, my favourite thing is a toasted bagel with cream cheese. Not only do I not avoid carbs, I more or less have them in every meal. When I start denying myself foods, that’s when I crave them.
The first step to optimising testosterone is eating right. That means cutting out the processed junk food and focusing on high quality proteins, carbs, fats, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables. Don’t fall into the ‘low fat’ eating trap, as this will seriously inhibit your testosterone production.
After a training camp workout, my body is eager to replace nutrients and energy that are lost during the workout. It’s best to have a quick bite about 30 minutes after practice. I like to have yogurt and granola, the combination of carbs and protein helps me recover after a long and tiring workout.
I’m not wanting to make carbs the enemy – because it’s really hard to keep carbs out of your life forever.
I used to love eating rice and noodles, and that was all carbs, so I had to cut that out. I started eating mostly salads.
Unfortunately, diet is 75 or 80 percent of trying to get in shape, so you do have to try to cut the carbs. The diet’s a huge part! I’m from Kansas, so I love ranch dressing and McDonald‘s. When I’m working, I have to stay away from all that!
Colton Haynes
A trick I’ve learned is to eat just a little bit of something that has no carbs and no sugar in it before you go to sleep because it keeps your metabolism going.
I have a surprisingly large appetite anyway and I don’t drive, I walk everywhere, I don’t sit down at the moment and I pace the hallway when I’m on the phone. I think that if I didn’t eat large amounts of carbs and cheese I would wither away into a husk.
I try to get a well-balanced diet with a mix of greens, protein, and carbs.
The truth is, for highly competitive bodybuilders, everyone eats the sameoatmeal, chicken, rice – and everyone cuts carbs out at night.
Rich Piana
Around 10:30 or 11, I’ll make poached eggs and maybe some Brussels sprouts – kind of random, but delicious. Sometimes I’ll do bacon. I’ve been on a more fat/protein diet with fewer carbs and less saturated stuff, which has actually been feeling really good.
I don’t diet, I don’t do fads, I’ve just decided to not eat carbs. So no more bread and pasta for the month. I can’t live without chocolate, though. I’ve always got a bar in my handbag. It has to be 72%. Any less and it’s too sweet, any more and it’s inedible. Like I said, I’m very particular.
Nancy Meyers
I make lots of casseroles that have protein, veggies, carbs and good fats all together.
I usually have my protein at lunch and my carbs at night – I don’t mix protein and carbs.
I’m not a person who naturally loves to wake up in the morning and go ‘Yeah, I’m going to work out for five hours – wooh!’ Like, that’s not my thing. I’m from Texas. I like to eat carbs. I like to chill out with my friends and do anything but 150 push-ups and sit-ups.
I was eating bad stuff. Lots of sugar and carbs, junk food all the time. It makes you very irritated.
I wasn’t eating the right kinds of calories. I didn’t know about healthy carbs such as brown rice and lentils. Now I eat small meals throughout the day: oatmeal with cinnamon to start, fruit and yogurt as a snack, and vegetables or with chicken or tuna, and a healthy carb, like a yam, for lunch.
The weightlifting was easy. The diet – no sugar, no salt, no carbs, way too much breast of chicken with no seasoning – that was the hardest.
I’ve never been crazy when it comes to controlling my diet. I just avoid processed foods, don’t mix carbs and make sure I get my protein. I’m a carnivore. I love my wild game and especially my buffalo meat.
I probably eat about 300-350g of carbs a day. About 160g of protein, about 60-80g of fat, which I think is about 2,500-3,000 calories.
Eat carbs such as sweet potato or jasmine rice within one hour of your workout. Cut down on them on rest days when you don’t need the extra fuel.
Koshari is a cozy pile of warm carbs – traditionally, cooked rice, lentils, macaroni, and chickpeas, all mixed together – smothered in perky tomato sauce and buried in fried shallots.
I’ll pretty much eat anything that doesn’t have sugar in it. And I’ll eat carbs, believe me – I eat tons of pasta! In the morning I eat these low-carb, sugar-free breakfast bars, and for lunch I usually do a chopped salad, and I like natural sugars like fruit.
At the end of every year, I always get a blood test to see what’s on the inside of my body. You’ve got to see what you put into your body, not just care about the outside of your body – make sure you get in all the supplements and all the protein and all the carbs and the low cholesterol.
I love salad, but I have to have something ‘solid‘ with it because I don’t feel satisfied without carbs.
Omelettes, I’d say, are my secret weapon in terms of diet: I love them, they’re nice and easy to make, they’re very nutritious, and they’re low in carbs.
Obviously, I’m trying to control the intake of sugars, but carbs are fine because I’m obviously sweating like crazy out here.
Fiber and other nondigestible carbs work wonderful weight loss magic.
I refrain from lots of things I love, like cheese and carbs. I eat plenty of greens every day, my favorite being watercress.
If you are looking to gain muscle, you should still eat clean and healthy. Protein and vegetables should still be your staples, but starchy carbs can also play a frequent role in your meals. You must also be in a calorie surplus.
All middle-income families use carbs to stretch meals, across any ethnic groupwhether it’s kugel or rice and beans or macaroni and cheese. I remember having pancakes for dinner. But as kids, we thought, ‘Breakfast for dinner? This is great.’
No carbs when I’m not working, so on Saturday and Sunday I don’t eat any carbs ‘cos I’m not burning any, I’m not working out. A high intake of fibre and salads to stay lean.
Joivan Wade
I love carbs, but denial is good training for the mind.
‘Carbs’ is the first song I wrote, and ‘I Wanna Boi’ is the second song I wrote. I am very proud of every song I made since then. Anything I’m not proud of I wouldn’t show people.
During the season, one of the most important things to eat is the carbs. Protein’s really important, too, but it’s the carbs that are important because I have to consistently refuel for the next day.
I like carbs and I like junk food, and I don’t gain any weight from them, so I’ve been slightly abusive of my body because of this.
Simply put, Cavemen’s diet is a diet plan which suggest food eaten by the cavemen. Cavemen ate what was available – like meat, vegetables and a few nuts. What we grow for food is carbohydrates, and that leads to weight gain. I started this diet a few years ago, and ever since, I haven‘t had carbs at all.
To the degree you eat less of the bad carbs and fats and enough of the good carbs and fats, you’re likely to look better, feel better, lose weight and gain health.
I never understood how much running changes your life. I’m now obsessed. When not trying to beat my personal best, I’m talking to other people about theirs, reading training advice or eating the perfect balance of carbs and protein.
I’ve been through stretches of my life where I’ve been super focused on what I’m eating, and then you’re on the road, and you end up eating a lot of carbs and tacos.
People say you shouldn’t eat carbs, but that’s crap. I just try to stay away from white ones.
I try to get to the gym whenever I can, eat healthy, mostly protein and vegetables, avoid processed sugar and minimize carbs, but I don’t feel like I need to go crazy if I want pasta now and then.
Nathan Parsons
When I’m training for ‘True Blood,’ I don’t eat any sugar except for some fruit here and there. So it’s no sugar, no bread, no real carbs all day.
For breakfast, I always have eggs – whole eggs. I think the fats are really important. I also like turkey bacon and really hearty whole-grain bread. I’m very picky about it. You need bread that’s high in fiber and low in carbs. It’s hard to find, but it’s worth it.
Fear of carbs, of gluten, of everything – we’ve distanced ourselves from the beauty of food, the art of it. It makes me sad when people say, ‘Oh, I don’t eat gluten. I don’t eat cheese. I don’t eat this. So I eat cardboard.’
Zac Efron would make us feel guilty for eating big dinners. He’d say, ‘Do you really want to eat those carbs?’ It was like, ‘Thanks a lot!’
I’m trying to do the paleo diet. No carbs.
I start in the morning with something like a breakfast burrito and a smoothie, something that gives me enough protein and carbs to start my day.
You can eat a lot more vegetables than you can cotton candy. Bring on the veggies. Stay away from the fluffy carbs.
Chocolate milk has everything I need in a drink: the carbs, the protein, and the electrolytes. It’s even backed by science, showing how you’re able to recover. I can speak from experience, this is what I drink.
It starts with your diet and then to your exercise… you have to make the right decisions as a consumer and learn about carbs and proteins as well as watching your portion control, and from there you have to stay active as much as possible.
When you’re vegan, you spend your time chasing protein, and you’re eating food that’s way too high in carbs. I could never catch up on protein.
I do an annual detox for two weeks, eliminating sugar, processed foods, and simple carbs from my diet. I usually lose 7-10 pounds and look at it as my yearly renewal.
I stay away from the carbs and try to make sure I’m not intaking a whole lot of sugar.
Potatoes are obviously a good source of potassium. Carbs, you’re burning off energy there. And salt, obviously. It’s not the breakfast or type of meal of champions, but there are quirky things for everybody.
Jason Hammel
I drink protein shakes nonstop – three or four a day – and I run a lot, so you get rid of the bad carbs and keep the rest so you have the energy to make it through.
Coffee… The caffeine in your morning coffee stops an enzyme called amylase from working correctly, which is located in your mouth and gut, and breaks down starchy carbs.
Eddie Hall
People who are exercising to lose weight often try cutting out carbs, but that’s when you need them the most. Don’t you dare put down the sweet potato!
I stopped eating carbs and red meat for a month and a half, and I was like, ‘Oh, no, I lost my butt!’ I have to eat potatoes and rice and meat to bulk up. But I do try not to eat too much fast food.
I love Thai boat noodles: They are kind of like pho, but with a very hearty broth. I will make the broth and just do no noodles and more bean sprouts. I need to be able to eat what I want to eat, so I just get rid of as many carbs as possible that go into it.
I don’t eat out much. I eat mostly home food and no carbs after 5 P.M. You are what you eat, and Sunday used to be my cheat day, when I could eat chocolate; but there are no cheats to a good body. Now, I don’t give in.
I don’t have a strict diet; I keep it simple. I try to eat fish, meat, veg and carbs – potatoes and rice – but I’ll try and pack it in because as I’m burning so much energy. I have to see food as an energy source.
I’ve adopted a diet that minimises high glycemic index carbs, coupled with lean protein sources and a mix of vegetables.
Hate bread. Too many carbs.
I lost a lot of weight. No carbs for a good six or seven months. It was tough but I looked hot.
I always lose weight by cutting all the carbs out.
Throughout the day, I’ll snack a lot. I always have some breakfast cereal, like Kellogg’s cereal, something on hand, so that I can just quickly get some carbs in.
I don’t believe in the no-carb diet… I have a theory. I think if you give up carbs, you get cranky. You must include them in your daily diet.
Pretty much I love all types of fish; I pretty much stick with that. I love vegetables. I don’t eat too much carbs, but I love salads, though. I’ll usually have a salad, except for breakfast.
I just love carbs. And when I’m on vacation I definitely allow myself carbs, so it’s always funny when people are like, ‘Oh my gosh, you look great in your bikini.’ I’m like, ‘If you only knew what I had for breakfast!’
I used to watch Oprah Winfrey, and whenever she used to lose weight, I used to be like, ‘How’s she losing it? What is she doing?’ But it’s all about education and knowledge, feeding yourself and knowing that too much carbs is what gets us fat.
I have been a vegetarian for a few years now, and I am honestly managing it quite well in sync with my workouts and maintaining my physique as well. From whey protein to cottage cheese to tofu, all my proteins, carbs and far content are well in place and balanced.
My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it.
I do not avoid carbs as I have low blood pressure. But I choose complex carbs and I follow a gluten-free diet.