After all, carbs make people happy. No, seriously, it’s a fact. According to Dr. Grant Brinkworth, PhD, in an article for, “carbs boost mood-regulating, stress-reducing chemicals in the brain, and high-protein, fatty foods may deplete them.” In other words, carbs make people feel good, so cutting them out completely would only leave you miserable and craving what you can’t have. And, spoiler alert: that’s not a recipe for weight-loss success.