When it comes to dieting, there are zillions of ways the zillions of us body complainers could lose weight. One second, your best friend's sister is saying she needs to nix salt completely. The next, your sister says she's completely cutting out sugar. But the most common thing to get the dieting ax? Carbohydrates, hands down. The Atkins diet has been tackled by loads of A-listers including Kim Kardashian and Sharon Osbourne, catching on over the last few years.
But the question is: Can a normal human being make it without carbohydrates? If you're contemplating giving up bread, pasta, and all things holy (can you tell I'm a carb fan) -- then there are some things you should definitely know upfront.
Check out our guide to 5 things you should know if you're giving up carbs (well, most carbs anyway):