No Carbs Till Marbs??: A users guide to eating the Carbohydrate

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The good old Carb does seem to have a rough ride at the moment with some people avoiding carbs at all costs…..

 

“No carbs till Marbs”,

 

“I don’t do carbs”

 

Carbs? Don’t they make you fat?”

 

Avoiding Carbs altogether is really not a good idea if you want a look and feel great. You need a balance of all 3 Macronutrients, Protein, Fat & Carbs.

 

Avoiding carbs altogether will have a negative effect on your health.

 

It is true that Low carb diets or a controlled carb approach (like we use in AGPF) are great for weight loss but at the same time this doesn’t mean that eating carbs will make you fat.

 

That’s much too simple.

 

What we all have to remember is this…

 

NOT ALL CARBS ARE CREATED EQUAL

 

There are two types of Carb, complex and simple and it’s best to define them in this way:

 

  • Complex Carbs: Carb-containing foods that are in their whole, unprocessed form. Foods in this category include fruits, vegetables and legumes.

 

  • Simple Carbs: Sugars and starches that have been refined and stripped of their natural fiber and nutrients

 

In a nutshell, complex carbs are healthy, whole foods in their unprocessed form. Simple carbs are refined grains and sugars with little nutritional value.

 

So eating the right kind of carbs will benefit your health because their high in nutrition.

 

“So what carbs should I include in my diet?”

 

Complex Carbs to eat:

  • Whole grains: Whole, unprocessed grains like oats, quinoa, barley and brown rice
  • Legumes: Lentils, black beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas
  • Vegetables: Broccoli, spinach, green beans, asparagus, etc
  • Fruits: Apples, berries, oranges, kiwi etc
  • Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, chia seeds etc

 

 

Refined Carbs to avoid or limit:

  • Sugary beverages: Soft drinks, sweetened tea, sports drinks, fruit juices, etc
  • Desserts and sweets: Donuts, cakes, biscuits, ice cream etc
  • White bread: No explanation needed
  • White pastas: These are made from refined wheat flour

 

So you can eat some Carbs before Marbs…just make sure there the right kind.

 

 

Confused about what to eat? Can’t lose any weight? Need some help and advice? Do contact us for a chat

 

 

 

 





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