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What carbs do I eat?

 

I’ve had such a busy day getting ready for traveling with my little doggie. Always lots of things to prepare, and I also managed to get a killer leg workout in! It really drained me from all energy, all afternoon I’ve been so tired and unfocused.

Anyway, I wanted to share some thought with you about my eating habits. I know a lot of people are scared of carbs, and I just wanted to clear up that there are “good” (complex) and “bad” (simple) carbs! I tend to avoid the simple ones in my day to day life, in my everyday routine, but of course I’ll indulge every now and then. What is life if you’re not allowed to eat those delicious naughty things? 🙂 But, I try to eat what I know is good for me, and what my body actually needs, and then everything “bad” is just an extra treat every now and then.
I thought I’d make a little list of complex and simple carbs, basically what I eat and what I avoid. It is however totally individual how our bodies react to carbs, some have allergies, or are sensitive to carbs, but need more fat in their diet instead for example. So there is no one set rule of how everyone should eat to reach whatever goal you might have, I’m just sharing my point of view and how I eat 🙂

IMG_4153My lunch: turkey stir-fry with carrots and broccoli, plus a side of brown rice as my carb sources.

Complex Carbs
  • Green vegetables
  • Carrots
  • Everything whole grain (pasta, bread, oatmeal)
  • Starchy veggies such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, corn

All these are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals etc. which are all things your body needs! 🙂 I eat sweet potato as much as I can when it’s in season, It’s so freaking delicious! But I also eat a lot of wholegrain toast, and if I do make pasta (can be a great pre workout meal) I would definitely use wholegrain. I do feel pasta sometimes can make me a bit too full, like it makes me feel heavy and tired after eating, so I don’t eat it too often.

Simple Carbs that I avoid
  • White flour (pasta, bread etc.)
  • Sugar
  • Packaged food

In most packaged foods in the supermarket there will be sugar added. I always check the ingredients list to see if it has sugar added, because most things really shouldn’t have! If I’m gonna eat sugar I want it to be in a cookie, ice cream, or chocolate, and to be when I choose to have it. Not in a sandwich meat, in yogurt, in a juice, or in a sauce etc. when I’m trying to be healthy. A simple carb that I do eat a lot of is fruit. I refuse to think of fruit as something bad just because of the fructose. I love it! 🙂

I really don’t see a sacrifice in this either; I eat complex carbs because they actually give my body something it needs, and it keeps me full. This is how I want my diet and my food intake to be; delicious, nutritious, and clean! 🙂 And when I feel like cheating or treating myself with something naughty (I mean we all love it!) I will have “bad” carbs and not think twice about it. I just think it’s important to not fool yourself into thinking you’re eating healthy, and then when you look at the ingredients list the food is all but clean.

I hope this cleared things up for those of you who are unsure about which carbs are “bad” and which are “good”.
Drop a comment with your thoughts! 

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