Welcome back. In part 1 we talked about the benefits of eating healthy whole food carbohydrates and the types of icky things you can experience when you eliminate them from your diet.
I ended with “whole food carbohydrates are not the enemy”.
The enemy is processed food carbohydrates like pizza, bread, pasta, cake, waffles, pretzels, etc.
Learn the difference between a healthy carbohydrate and an unhealthy carbohydrate, then crowd out the bad by adding in the good. You will be doing your body and mind a big favor.
I know there are all kinds of information out there about low-carb styles of eating. Don’t let the information overwhelm you.
When it comes food, it is really quite simple. We should eat 3-meals a day. If you eat 3 complete meals a day, comprised of quality foods that provide ample nutrients from protein, carbohydrates, vegetables or fruit, and healthy fat, your body will not crave nutrients. If you nourish your body efficiently, it will in turn give you back peak performance.
By now you might be thinking… OK how much should I eat in a day? What if I still have cravings?
If you are looking slim down, would like your body to heal and provide peak performance, it is important that you eat food from every food group at each meal. Here are the portions sizes.
At least ¼ of a meal should be from a whole food carbohydrate. The rest of your meal should consist of at least half coming from vegetables, another ¼ coming from high quality protein and a very small portion of healthy fat. At one meal a day you can substitute your vegetable for a fruit serving.
If you would like to slim down, balance your blood sugar and curb your cravings, don’t give up the foods that will help you in the long-term.
The bottom line is, carbs in their natural, fiber-rich form are healthy. Processed refined carbs are unhealthy.
Making changes to live a healthier lifestyle do not happen overnight. Set yourself up with a healthy plan that supports long-term results. Take action to make that plan part of your everyday way of being and be patient.
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Until next time,