Here are some questions you might have about carbohydrates: Are carbs bad for me? Are carbs unhealthy for my body? Do carbs make me fat?
Well, maybe that will surprise you but… carbs are not evil. Seriously!
Theory facts to start with – education helps you choose smarter, so spend a minute to learn about the carbohydrates overall! Today, we will go through the topic really fast – come back next week for more useful information and prepare to build your daily menu in a nutritional and smart way!
Diet or not to diet?
First of all, what do you mean by diet? If you eat in a restrictive way long term, this is definitely not healthy for you. Here is the thing: we need all the macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbs) in our diet to be healthy and support the weight loss. Yes! You have to eat carbohydrates to lose fat. It is just about finding the right balance and source of food. Not having enough carbs in your diet can make you feel sluggish and lead to brain fog and signs of low blood sugar. You just need to educate yourself about different types of carbs.
What carbohydrates are?
Carbohydrates are sugars (as you can see – both words can be used as synonyms!) that come in two main forms – simple and complex. You may not think about it and deal with them equally. It’s good to know both forms, so you can plan when to eat each type. Don’t worry – it’s not hard to distinguish them!
What’s the difference between a simple and complex carb?
The difference between a simple and complex carb is how quickly it is digested and absorbed (and it influences your blood sugar level and diabetes risk) – as well as it’s chemical structure.
Be here next week! I will give you many examples of each carbohydrate group. Trust me – as soon as you adopt the knowledge, you will feel the difference of your lifestyle!
I hope you find it interesting!
Coach Lucy, PhD
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Disclaimer: prior to making any changes to your diet discuss it with your dietitian or physician.