Carbs are like friends: Pick the good ones.

There's this quite common misconception that eliminating carbohydrates entirely from your diet is the way to go. Diets such as Keto or Atkins swear on an extreme low amount of carbs, and sure, for some the changes are unquestionable. However, they aren't long term.

I want to look for a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. If you lose 10 lbs in two weeks, guess what - you'll probably regain those 10 pounds just as quick. So my advice is to find a nutrition plan that works for you, a plan that you can maintain and commit to for the long haul.

When it comes to carbohydrates, we need them to function at our best, our 100%. They are necessary for giving our bodies and brains energy to get through the day without feeling too lethargic and slothy. Right before a solid workout, I love to grab a banana or a carbohydrate as it give me more energy to maximize my workout.. But the caveat is not all carbs are created equal...

Refined carbs such as white bread and pasta do not have or add much nutritional value. In fact, they spike your blood sugar, and are even linked to inflammation. Choosing higher quality carbohydrates such as quinoa, sweet potatoes, and legumes are the way to go. It's not about annihilating carbs altogether, it's about choosing the right ones for your body. Irrespective, eating too much of anything will cause weight gain. Nothing in excess.


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