An Ode to Carbs

Good morning loves! Happy Hump Day! (aka, the almost best day of the week because you know that Thursday..and then Friday..is right around the corner:))

Yesterday, I told y’all about my love for carbs and how I’ve been craving them like a lady with a baby. (and no, I am not preggo)

Anyone ever think that sometimes we crave carbs because our body needs them?

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of jank about carbs and noticing how much girls at school fear them.

And it absolutely stumps me.

I don’t know about you, but all of this fear of carbs goin’ on is making me a little annoyed.

Poor carbs! I think they could use a little pick-me-up, don’t you?

So, I thought I would write a little poem for carbs, to help them feel better.

No hatin’ on my carbs, please and thanks.

Inspired by Sir William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116

Ode to Carbs:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not thy low-carb bar,

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Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an
ever-fixed deliciousness
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.

Carbs are not Time’s fool, though low-carb diets
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:

Carbs alter not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me proved,
   I never writ, nor no man ever ate.

 

So friends, I leave you with this:

Eat they carbs, and love thyself.

Carbs were given to us for a reason; Mother Nature didn’t put fruit on the trees and grains from the ground by accident!

They’re there for us to enjoy, and eat lots of.

Carbs give us the energy to function every day; without them, our brains wouldn’t function, and our muscles certainly would NOT propel us on the Dreadmill.

Just make sure that they’re whole grain and not in the form of Wonder Bread, mmk? Winking smile

Bee tee tubs, it snowed on my Cookie Dough Bowl this morning! Aka, the best kind of carbs, co-co-nutified :)

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Have an awesome Hump Day boos, and enjoy thy carbs! :)

xoxox,

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25 responses to “An Ode to Carbs

  1. I am a carb girl too… But I’ll admit when I am trying to lose weight I will cut them out as much as possible but not completely!!

  2. Hahah!! SO funny!! I definitely love my carbs too, and I get cravings like the one you’re having from time to time, so I think it’s pretty normal.

  3. I eat so many carbs as well. They were made for us to have energy with! I love this post!

  4. what a great post! Carbs are good to us, lets be good to them. eh? Cheers!

  5. oatsandspice

    I eat so many carbs… I swear! Especially around the “time of the month”. UGH. But I always crave a nice warm bread roll from my favorite restaurant… I could seriously live off of those things :)

    http://oatsandspice.wordpress.com

  6. LOVE this!! Girl you are one smart cookie!:)

    I love my carbs!! You’re right, we NEED them, and they’re around for a reason! Not to mention they taste so FINE! :D

  7. I am a self-proclaimed carb junky! I have had friends go on low-carb diets, and they lose weight in as little as two weeks, but it is so not sustainable and it ends up coming back on. Carbs are what fuel the brain and daily exercise! I seriously just want to shake teen girls who try to low-carb it because they don’t realize how much energy they are losing and how the heck can you take a math test when your brain has no carbs to even think clearly? Grab you some whole wheat bread, fruit, veggies, etc. and get yo carb-on!

  8. ahahha oh so beautifully said! iLOVE me my complex carbs!

  9. Haha true words spoken. :) ROck on Carbs!!!

  10. girl, I just stumbled upon your blog for the first time, and I’ve already decided we should be best friends. Mainly because the first post I read was dedicated to carb lovin’! waaahoo!

    love it, and keep it up. ;) I’ll be followin’!

  11. LOVE this…not only do I love carbs but also played Juliet in high school, it’s perfect! I should memorize this and recite this every time I hear someone hating on carbs!

  12. Oh my goshh, haha, this rocks!

    Seriously, the media has DESTROYED everyone’s perception of carbs…what is up with that?!

  13. Haha…I love that poem, And LOVE Carbs too!!
    I am pretty sure I went on many low carb diets in my day but they never work out… thats cause your so right, they are meant to be eaten!!
    Love all the food pics,
    xoxo Jenn

  14. Meesh

    loved this post! And your oatmeal looks amazing!

  15. I am SUCH A carb girl. Seriously, I’d be a grumpy mess without my carbs!! haha. They get such a bad rap, but they’re not bad!

  16. I love this post Katelyn!!! Thank you for standing up for carbs! :)

  17. Haha, I love your “ode to carbs”, Katelyn. Too cute, and too true! All of your carb-licious recipes look delicious, too! :) Thanks for sharing. I’m so glad I found your blog and look forward to exploring your recipes! – Georgia

  18. um i may have just fallen a little bit in love with you… is that awkward? ;)
    because i love carbs just as much
    and this is just generally fantastic

  19. loved the poem! haha so super creative! i heart my carbs =)

  20. Ayla

    Haha! Awesome poem. :D

    I adore carbs and they make up the majority of what I eat. Protein and fats? Say whaaaa? If carbs make you fat then I should be a million pounds by now.

  21. I’m so glad none of my friends have ever got into any of these stupid diet fad fears! Well done you for striking back :) And I’m still so envious of your protein-based cookie dough oats!

  22. Oh I definitely could NOT do without my carbs. They are just way too darn good. And well deserving of your lovely ode to them, what a wonderful poet you are ;)

  23. I’m a fellow carb lover!

  24. natureinsider

    Nice one! I crave complex carbs too, especially in the winter :)

    The funny thing though is when people say they don’t eat carbs… because fruits & vegetables are carbs too. It’s just that the grains are complex carbs and the veggies are simple carbs, but at the end we all eat carbs :)))

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