📣 You don’t need to cut carbs for weight loss
That’s right, you read it correctly, you don’t need to cut carbs for weight loss.
👙 Even when I dieted down for a bikini competition, I ate carbs every single day – and still lost 13% of my total body weight, which was a lot (or at least it felt like a lot at the time)
People often ask me if they need to reduce their carbs and my answer is always the same, why? Because it’s CALORIES that matter.
This is a much debated subject online, there are two camps, the keto worshippers who believe calories son’t matter and well, the scientists who know they do 😜 Check out this metabolic ward study by Hall et al (2016) for the science on this.
So if you love potatoes, vegetables, fruit, pasta and rice, go for it! If you’re a Manx reader which I suspect most of you are, check out Isle of Man Quinoa for a locally produced high protein source of carbs.
Three top tips for keeping carbs in your diet:
- Skip the fruit juice and go straight to the fruit. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.
- Limit the amount of refined sugars, such as maple syrup, agave, honey and white and brown sugar. These are often found in cakes, cookies and donuts. These lack nutrients and are high in calories.
- Choose whole grains, such as brown rice, oats, whole-wheat pasta and whole-wheat bread. To ensure that you are buying a whole-grain product, check the ingredient list. Look for the words “100% whole grain.” If you see whole or whole grain listed as the first ingredient, then the product probably is mostly whole grain, but also has refined grains. The label won’t tell you how much, so pick products with the words 100% whole grain in the ingredient list. Don’t rely on the front of the package or colour of the food.
Source: Harvard Health Publishing