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Gettyimages.com/Women enjoying stack of donuts

Cutting simple carbs from your diet can’t be too hard, right? That’s what everyone thinks when they decide to make this change. Only when you aim to remove simple carbohydrates from your diet do you realize just how many were in there in the first place (and how much you love them). But the trouble is that simple carbs are a relatively new item in the human diet. For a long time, humans could only eat whole grains and complex carbs—they didn’t know how to make pasta or donuts. They didn’t have the binding ingredients for a cupcake. And we were better off that way because simple carbs only add empty calories to our diets and cause harmful blood sugar fluctuations. And yet, simple carbs tend to make up the majority of our groceries. Here are funny but too true moments everyone experiences when cutting simple carbs.

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Trying sandwich bread that breaks apart

You decide to get that really thick, hardy, dark bread—the kind you imagine Olympic skiers from Nordic countries eat. You make a sandwich with it, take one bite, and each slice of bread crumbles into a dozen pieces in your hands. Yeah—it doesn’t have the stuff that makes white bread stay together.

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