Diet culture gives carbs a bad rap. It’s true that going low-carb is effective for losing weight, but carbs are ultimately the fuel our bodies need to recover from workouts and keep our energy up throughout the day. Complex carbs like sweet potato, quinoa, lentils, and whole grains are considered “good” because they are rich in gut-friendly fiber, and they break down slower, leaving you fuller for longer. In comparison, simple carbs such as white flours, sugars, and white rice have less nutritional value and metabolize at a quicker rate. But what about oatmeal, a breakfast staple?