Be Smarter πŸ€“ about the Way You Eat Carbs πŸ•πŸ ...


Too many people are scared of carbs – especially those who are trying to lose weight.

It’s true that many carbohydrate-rich foods are high in calories BUT your body needs carbs.

Cutting out carbs in the short term is ok for weight loss but carbs should be part of a healthy, balanced diet.

It’s all about being smart when you eat carbs.

1. Don’t Give Them up

Don’t Give Them up

It’s important to remember that giving up carbs all together is not the best option for your body.

They are vital;

you just need to learn how to be smart about them.

2. Eat Less Processed Foods

Eat Less Processed Foods

You can eat carbs the smart way by choosing fewer processed foods.

Match carb foods with fiber, fat and protein for a balanced meal with a healthy Gi.

3. Eat Avocado

Eat Avocado

Avocado is the perfect food for the right balance, full of healthy fats and very high in carbohydrates without being unhealthy.

4. Drink Tomato Juice

Drink Tomato Juice

Tomato juice is something simple and easy to have with your evening meal that will also help to reduce your body’s glycemic load, balancing out your carb intake.2

Alternatively, lemon juice is also great.

5. Eat Oatmeal

Eat Oatmeal

Oatmeal is definitely your friend, especially slow cooked oatmeal.

Compared to quick oats, the slow cooked variety offer far more fiber, which is essential for a healthy diet.

6. Complement with Protein

Complement with Protein

If you want to have a sweet piece of cake or pie, make sure to have a little protein to accompany it;

something like cottage cheese of peanut butter is perfect.

7. Lightly Steam Your Veggies

Lightly Steam Your Veggies

Only lightly steaming your vegetables rather than making them super soft is great way to get them to keep the best of their healthy fiber content.2

8. Go for Firm Fruits

Go for Firm Fruits

The firmer a piece of fruit is, the less likely it is to have a lot of naturally occurring sugar.

Always opt for fruit that isn’t overly ripe, that will be the healthiest choice.

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