Friday, June 8, 2012


Bread, rice, pasta, cupcakes, bagels - they’re all carbs.

There’s so many different philosophies when it comes to this topic. Readers may agree or disagree with my perspective but I can only write about my experience with carbs. So, brace yourself, I’m about to knock your boxers off.

Carbs, Yeah I said it and i’ll say it again, Carbs. First thing’s first. You can’t be scared of the word. There is nothing wrong with eating carbs. Some of us are carbs/gluten sensitive, and if you are you should speak with your nutritionist about coming up with a meal plan that fits your needs. But for the rest who fear eating carbs will get them fat just slap yourself. That’s a myth.

Please understand that there are two types of carbs: Complex and Simple.

Complex carbs are high-fiber foods that your body needs to help improve digestion and when are broken down in the body become they become glucose that is slowly released which keeps yours energy levels stabilized and hunger at bay.

On the other hand, Simple carbs (sugar) are responsible for changing one’s mood. They cause unhealthy spikes in blood-sugar levels and weight gain.

Any nutritionist/dietitian will always have carbs in your diet. Your plan may have carbs in the morning or be portioned out for every meal throughout the day. Nonetheless, your meal plan will include foods high in complex carbohydrates.

Complex Carbs include:  100% whole grain/wheat bread and pasta, oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes.

Simple Carbs include: Food that contains fructose (fruit sugar), sucrose (table sugar) or lactose (dairy sugar)


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