Thursday, April 26, 2012
CARBS ARE NOT YOUR ENEMY!
I deal with many struggling clients trying to get fit, jumping on the latest diet trends. Most of the diet trends they get sucked into are the super low carb diets where you can't even eat a strawberry because they have carbs. Are you going to lose weight fast by cutting carbohydrates completely out of your diet? Yes, you certainly are. However, when you eat that first piece of bread after cutting carbs out for so long, the weight will come back with avengance. I would recommend eating your "good carbs". That would include, fruit, veggies, whole grain breads, pastas, brown rice, etc. and limiting your "junky carbs" such as white breads, chips, cookies, cakes, etc... We NEED carbs for energy, a balanced diet, to keep us healthy and to have productive, safe workouts. Here is a simple rule...if you are thinking about going on a diet that says you cannot eat fruit, only certain veggies and you cannot workout, then chances are it's probably NOT the healthiest plan out there. Respect your body and what it needs. We only get one!