Carbohydrates are probably the most misunderstood nutritional block of our diets. Whenever guys want to lose weight, carbs are the first thing to go. To an extent, our carb intake should be monitored carefully. But that’s the case with everything we eat, not just carbs. We need carbs in our diet. They contain glucose, which our bodies use as fuel to power through everyday activities and our workouts. With less carbs in our system, our bodies have to resort to stored energy sources to keep going. Those stored sources can be fat, but sometimes, we can lose muscle, too. Before you decide to go carb-free, consider these factors.