Fat used to be the devil of the diet world, but now nutritionists are promoting the consumption of healthy fats. Subsequently, carbohydrates that once got a bad rep are experiencing the same resurgence. But the game of carbs is still pretty complex (no pun intended). Here are ways to build a healthy, balanced relationship between you and carbs without sacrificing your weight loss goals.
- Earn Your Carbs. How many carbs you can consume should be measured by how hard you trained at the gym, and how much muscle you are building. Also factor in your insulin sensitivity and body fat percentage to get an accurate picture of how many grams of carbs you deserve.
- Demand Quality. Eating sugary donuts and other carb-rich creations that have zero nutrients just damage your body as a whole. This behaviour can cause dangerous amounts of silent inflammation within your system and drain your body of healthy nutrients. Get in your zinc, magnesium and thiamine and banish bad-for-you carbs.