Low carb, no carb—now we’re talking about slow carbs. It’s the latest diet trend, but stick with us because there’s truth behind this one. Not all carbs are created equal. And it’s not practical to avoid them altogether. Focus on slow carbs—whole-wheat bread, quinoa, chickpeas, lentils—which take longer to digest. These are fiber-rich, better for you and tend to fill you up. But what about fast carbs? Those are refined grains that make up things like white bread and some bakery desserts. Those are the types of carbs you want to avoid.