carbs are your friends

Carbs Are Not Your Enemy — Please Stop Treating Them That Way! Many people say that carbs are pretty toxic; now-a-days, Atkins, South Beach or other low carb diets are on everyone’s brain. Mindful eating is all the buzz and conflicting with what your parents told you “finish your plate.” Here is the truth – five reasons why carbs are actually good for you!

Carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram and ARE NOT THE DEVIL: Carbs, also known as carbohydrates, are one of the three macronutrients that our bodies use for energy.  The other two are protein and fat.  Each macronutrient is used in different ways for important functions in our body.  There is no reason to completely avoid or fear any of them. Carbs are NOT bad!

Carbs have gotten such a bad rap for so long. With certain diets out there, people realized that if you drastically reduce your carb intake, you would see results quickly. The problem there is that it is very hard to sustain. The key is to put balance back on your plate and eat the right amount of all the macronutrients.”

Super carbs are fiber-dense carbohydrates that act as a great fuel source to the body and have a slower digestion process. “Carbage” is more-sugary carbs that easily transport into the blood system and quickly leave you wanting more, hence the overeating of carbage that happens to many people. Carbage is also empty calories and empty calories are never a good thing when you are trying to lose weight.”

How do I feel about “carbage” in moderation?

My hope is that when you commit to my plan, you will be less likely to crave those types of foods because you are conditioning your body to get what it needs, and in return you get what you want out of your body. I am completely realistic and know that no one is perfect, and I know that I am never going to NOT HAVE some carbage in my life, but sometimes rules can be a good thing. And don’t get me wrong, carbage tastes delicious!

How do I work with my clients on good carbs and carbage?

The first thing I tell my clients is to pick just one thing to change in regard to their diet first. Too many changes too soon is overwhelming and then they will be less likely to stick with it. So, best advice? Choose one thing to change and then gradually incorporate other changes.

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