So many women, I talk to are scared of carbs and it’s time we overcome that.
The carbs, we should avoid in abundance are the processed carbs like bread, pasta and donuts… I know the yummy ones but good news is you can still have them! Just limit them to a few times a week.
We need carbs to survive so I always recommend finding a healthy balance of carbs, fats and protein.
The way I have my clients and myself eat and myself is…
meal 1: protein and fat (no carbs to break your fast aka breakfast)
Example of this would be steak and avocado.
We don’t want to spike insulin from carbs in the first meal. Especially, in the morning because we are in fat burning mode and we don’t want to disrupt that. I even recommend pushing your first meal of the day back to 10 or 11am if possible and train on an empty stomach. This allows your body to burn stored fat.
meal 2: protein, a small amount of carbs, tiny bit of fat.
Example of this would be chicken, bell pepper and black bean with a little bit of cheese.
We want to introduce a little bit of carbs for lunch so our bodies don’t go crazy when we eat carbs at night. If our insulin spikes too high, it is easier to store as fat. So just a small amount for lunch to keep our bodies nice and balanced.
meal 3: protein and carb
Example of this would be ground turkey, rice and broccoli.
This is when you want to eat more of your carbs. Yes, before bed and I know what you are thinking… I was told to never do that because it will store as fat. Well, that’s fake news. It doesn’t store as fat. You will be able to burn through it tomorrow, I promise you don’t have to work it off immediately. But having carbs at night can actually help regulate hormones, sleep better due to the crash carbs usually cause and have better energy the next day.
My favorite carbs:
- Sweet potatoes
- Donuts (on the weekend)
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