Today, we want to talk ALL ABOUT CARBS!
Oftentimes, carbohydrates get a bad rep but they are actually SUPER important for your long term results.
You tons of energy from carbs and they help fuel your muscles when you work out so you can build muscle while also keeping that energy and strength.
Not all carbs are created equal.
There are 7 carbs that we suggest that will keep you energized and fueled but also keep you on track toward your goals and getting the results you are working hard for!
ALL of the carbs that we suggest are one-ingredient foods. So, we are not saying to eat cookies and cake. But, these ones we suggest will help to keep you fueled!
Here are our favorite 7 carbs that we LOVE:
These are filled with tons of nutrients and antioxidants while keeping you full for a long time, while also fueling your muscles!
These are also filled with vitamins and nutrients that will help to keep you full for a long time AND they also easily digest! This is a great option if you are having digestion problems.
It is naturally gluten free, which is great, but it is also packed with protein! It is full of great carbs, protein, and essential amino acids.
It often gets a bad rep, especially white rice. People say that white rice is not good for you but really the different between white rice and brown rice is just how it digests. So, if you have digestive problems or you are just coming out of a workout, white rice is a great option! This is because it digests more quickly so the carbs will go straight to your muscles after the workout or it can help to digest a little bit easier!
Brown rice is great because it takes a little bit longer to digest. This is great for weight management because you will stay full for longer amount of time. So in reality, both brown rice and white rice are great! It just depends on what you prefer!
5.Steel Cut Oats!
These are great because they are low on the glycemic index, so you will keep your blood sugar levels stable! They are a great breakfast option for your higher carb days and they will keep you full and satisfied!
These are also a great option because they are low on the glycemic index–meaning it will keep your blood sugar levels stable. These are a great option to add throughout your week!
This is a wonderful carb source because not only is it delicious, but it will also help fuel your body really well! They are packed with vitamins and minerals and they will keep you healthy for the longterm!
So, what we suggest is fruits like apples and bananas are great options for your higher carb days where you are really trying to get in some extra carbs and some extra fuel. Berries are a great option to have on either a low carb day or high carb day because they are a little bit lower in carbs–so they are pretty balanced!
We recommend these above one-ingredients carbs because you know EXACTLY what you are putting in your body. When you have one-ingredient foods, you are not adding extra preservatives or extra sweeteners….you are JUST adding the fuel source! It will be great for the long term because you do not have to cut out carbs. You just choose the right times to eat them and then you will stayed fueled and learn over the long term!
Like we always teach in HIITBURN, we teach try to stick to these carbs 80% of the time. So, 80% of the time, choose foods that are one-ingredients and that will keep your body fueled. Sticking to these most of the time will help you to see results long term!
Have you heard about our flexible carb cycling programs? They allow you to eat the 7 carbs listed above and get AMAZING results! You will follow a carb cycle schedule that is RIGHT FOR YOU, your body, and your weightloss goals of both high carb days and low carb days.
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