When you hear or see the word "carbs" or "carbohydrates", what do you think?
|I think, "Ice cream!"|
What are carbohydrates?
Why do you need carbs?
With so many different diet programs out there, carbs have become Enemy #1 to so many people. As a result, many of us are completely misinformed about them. In the next post, I will share with you my story about the effect of carbohydrates and what happened to me when I didn't have enough of them.
|I swear, this is my most favorite ways to eat toast.|
Smothered in melted butter and completely covered in mounds of cinnamon sugar.
The thought makes my mouth water. Carbs...sinfully delicious!
When you consume carbohydrates, your body converts it to glucose. Your pancreas releases insulin to help absorb glucose and lower blood sugar levels. Insulin is a hormone which is needed for proper functioning of most major health systems in your body, including your hypothalamus, your thyroid, your immune system and women's reproductive system. You need carbohydrates.
In the next post, I will discuss "good carbs," "better carbs," and "sometimes carbs." Why do we struggle so much with carbohydrates? And I will share a story with you about what can happen when you don't eat enough carbs. Stay tuned! Carbs 2 released!
Can I have some cinnamon toast for breakfast, please?
|I've worked so hard...please, pretty please?|
Carbs 2: The second part on this series on carbohydrates.
Successful Secrets: Two simple strategies I practice every day which helped me to lose weight and to now keep it off.
Successful Secrets: Part Two: How planning my week's meals helps me to stay on track. Menu and recipe ideas.
Nutrition 101, I talk about meal prep and provided you with several recipes and meal suggestions to get you started. Check it out!
Flexible Dieting Basics: A basic explanation of flexible dieting...how tracking calories and macronutrients has been the most successful way for me to lose weight and keep it off.
Tracking Calories with MFP: Some features of MyFitnessPal (MFP) explained. This post has some tricks of the trade.
Foods to Try: These are foods I try to always keep on hand and a couple recipes too.
Cravings: Some tips on how to stave off and handle cravings when they hit.
Wonder Woman: I explain how I got the nickname "Wonder Woman" by tracking all my calories and macronutrients. I give a brief explanation of macros here.
A Calorie is Not a Calorie: This post talks about the different effect foods have on you.
Questions for you:
(Answer in the comment section below.)
Any big plans this weekend? What's your favorite carb?
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