What The Carb

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Who doesn't love bread, cake, cookies A.K.A CARBS! One of the first things to go in a nutrition plan is the carbohydrates. They are reduced dramatically to help assist in your body goals. I am currently on a low carb meal plan, which means I eat some carbs. However, I have to be mindful of which ones I consume. Let me break it down for my Luvez!

Carbohydrates fall into two categories: multi-ingredient, complex carbs or single ingredient which are your simple carbs. Muti-ingredient carbohydrates are all yeast, mold, and gluten which means they are inflammatory foods that can reduce the metabolic rate. It can also stimulate food sensitivities like bloat and gas. Examples of multi-ingredient carbohydrates are bread, bagels, muffins, cakes, etc.  Don't be fooled by "whole wheat" grain breads that are colored darker or deemed as healthier. The fibers used in them are insoluble fibers, which are challenging for your body to digest.

On the flip side, single ingredient carbs like potatoes, yams, or oatmeal can be consumed daily. These support your energy source which have some anti inflammatory benefits. 

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Under any circumstances, do I recommend a "no carb diet". In my opinion, it's not realistically sustainable. Shoot for a "low-carb diet" first. You would consume higher protein and fat and keep your carbs low. A good general rule for this diet is 25 percent carbohydrate, 25 percent fat, and 50 percent protein. In a nutshell, keep your carbs low and your protein high!

 

Iris