Let's talk about Carbs!! Let's talk about Carbs Baby!! Let's talk about all good carbs and the bad carbs that may be! 😏🎤🎶
Carbs come in many forms both healthy and unhealthy. From cookies to spaghetti, corn, cherry pie, popcorn, potatoes, beans, bread, and soft drinks. Most common forms are sugars, fibers, and starches.
As I said before some are more healthier than others. Healthier sources of #carbohydrates
are unprocessed or minimally processed grains vegetables fruits and beans. Delivering vitamins minerals, fiber, phytonutrients, and promoting good health. As we all know the unhealthier sources are the processed or refined foods such as white breads, pastries (yes sorry donut lovers), and chips. These are most likely the ones to contribute to weight gain, interfere with your weight loss, and promote diabetes and heart disease.
Some tips for adding healthy carbohydrates to your diet are:
👉🏼 Start the day with whole grains. Try some oats (not the instant kind), or a cold cereal that lists whole grains as the first ingredient and is low in sugar.
👉🏼 Use whole-grain bread's or wraps for lunch or snacks. Again look for bread that list the first ingredient whole wheat, whole rye, or some other whole grain.
👉🏼 Look beyond the bread aisle. Try other whole grains such as brown rice or quinoa.
👉🏼 Choose whole fruit instead of juice. And orange has two times as much fiber and half as much sugar as a 12 ounce glass of orange juice.
👉🏼 Substitute potatoes with beans. Beans and other legumes such as chickpeas also provide a valuable dose of protein.
If you are resistance training you can also benefit from using a higher glycemic carbohydrate post workout to replenish depleted glycogen stores in the muscles. I personally use @1stphorm #Ignition
mixed with my #phormula1
post workout protein shake to help with the recovery process and not feel so sore after. Other good choices would be potatoes, breads (more so white bread), instant products like rice oatmeal and grits just to name a few.
Just know that not all #carbs
are bad and your body actually wants them to promote good health for yourself. You can eat them and lose weight too! 🍚🍞🥕🍊🥔🍠