For the past few years I’ve been mostly avoiding these two food groups: carbs and sugar. I never used to before I turned 30 and in fact, growing up these two were a healthy part of my diet. Dessert after dinner was as natural as brushing your teeth before going to bed and any form of carbs from pasta to rice was a must with every meal. My “high metabolic” constitution didn’t stop me from going for seconds or lets face it sometimes eating half a pie in one setting. But between my late 20’s and early 30’s I began packing on the pounds – precisely the time that I began a more sedentary lifestyle which consisted of sitting at my desk for ten hours a day and sacrificing any form of physical activity.