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50 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Her Body

Redbook Logo By Kayla Keegan of Redbook | Slide 1 of 50: <p>Even though there's a constant back-and-forth debate over eating or not <a href="http://www.redbookmag.com/body/healthy-eating/features/g2573/10-best-carbs-to-eat-for-weight-loss/">eating carbs for losing weight</a>, there's no question that they're essential for building muscle—especially if you want <a href="http://www.redbookmag.com/body/healthy-eating/features/g2848/lean-arms-diet/">lean arms</a>, says fitness and nutrition coach Adam Rosante. Of course, it's best to limit your starchy carbs (pasta, rice, and potatoes), but you shouldn't toss them altogether. "Your brain needs carbohydrates to function properly," says Rosante. "Cut them completely and you'll be a hot mess in no time." #Noted.</p>

Your arms want you to eat carbs

Even though there's a constant back-and-forth debate over eating or not eating carbs for losing weight, there's no question that they're essential for building muscle—especially if you want lean arms, says fitness and nutrition coach Adam Rosante. Of course, it's best to limit your starchy carbs (pasta, rice, and potatoes), but you shouldn't toss them altogether. "Your brain needs carbohydrates to function properly," says Rosante. "Cut them completely and you'll be a hot mess in no time." #Noted.

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