About Carbs

So.. let’s talk about carbs! Many people who either want to lose weight or eat / live healthier try to avoid them. But.. why? Why is it like the word “carb” is immediately associated with “bad foods”?

 

Every food has carbs, protein and fat. All 3 are very important, however, carbs are our body’s main source of energy for the muscles. Cutting them out of your diet definitely isn’t good for you long term. Sure, you’ll lose weight if you cut carbs but that’s because your body is on survival / starvation mode – that’s not what you want!

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There are 2 types of carbohydrates: simple and complex.
Sources of complex carbohydrates are for example: oats, brown rice and quinoa. The body breaks these down slowly = steady energy.
Simple carbohydrates are for example: sugar, junk food, white bread.. These don’t have to be broken down further, so the body can use them for quick boosts of energy.

 

So yes, when people talk about carbs and they mean stuff like highly processed foods.. they’re not good for you, especially if you want to lose weight. But carbs as in oatmeal, rice, etc, no way! There are extremely good for you – you NEED them. your body needs them.

 

So please, don’t be afraid of carbs or use the word carbs to refer to bad or highly processed foods. Carbs are important. And so are protein and fats. Cutting out any of these isn’t healthy or good for you long term.. Balance babes 🤗

 

Love,

 

Lisa

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