Nutritions Bad Boys

We’ve all heard the rumors: carbs are the devil’s food, they make us fat, and we should avoid them at all costs. But what if we told you that carbs aren’t the villains you’ve been led to believe they are? That’s right, it’s time to warm up to carbs and discover why they’re not so bad after all.

First and foremost, let’s dispel the myth that no carbs equals no fat. The notion that you can eat an unlimited amount of fat and still lose weight if you avoid carbs is simply false. Carbohydrates are necessary for your body to function properly, and eliminating them completely can have negative consequences for your health and well-being.

We understand what you’re thinking. “But carbs contain a lot of sugar, and sugar makes us fat!” It’s not quite that simple. Sugar is only one type of carbohydrate, and not all carbs are the same. Complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, all of which your body requires to function properly. And frankly, sugar is glucose and ALL carbs (other than vegetables) are reduce down to glucose for your body to process.

So, what exactly is the issue with carbs? Good marketing and bad media have given carbs a bad wrap and we’re here to dispel the rumor that carbs are bad. It’s not so much the carbs themselves as it is the type of carbs we consume. Or, better said, the quantity of carbs we eat. A lot of food that are heavy in carbs are also heavy in fat which makes them hypocalorique and good tasting. Think Oreo’s, cookies, etc…White bread and sugary snacks, for example, are high in sugar and low in nutrients. They quickly enter your bloodstream and cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. There are instances where your blood sugar does not spike but if you eat that candy bar by itself, this causes a surge of insulin, which causes your blood sugar levels spike then plummet, leaving you tired and hungry.

But what about low-carbohydrate diets? While limiting refined carbohydrates is beneficial, eliminating all carbohydrates is not the solution. Carbohydrates are required for your body to function properly, and a low-carb diet can have a negative impact on your energy levels, mood, and overall health.

We understand that some of you are skeptical. “But I’ve tried low-carb diets before, and they worked for me!” So, here’s the deal. Low-carb diets can be effective in the short term, but they are not a long-term solution for weight loss. When you resume eating carbs, you’ll notice an increase in water weight, which can make it appear as if you’ve regained all of the weight you lost.

So, what’s the answer? It’s straightforward. Stop vilifying carbohydrates and start incorporating more whole-grain carbs into your diet. Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, all of which your body requires to function properly. They’re also low in calories and high in nutrients, making them an excellent addition to any healthy diet.

Grit Fitness believes in the power of balanced nutrition to help you achieve your fitness goals. Our nutritional approach is based on eating foods from all food groups, including carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. Our approach is more of a macro based approach to eating this way you get the right balance of proteins, carbs, and fats for your goals. This approach to nutrition, we believe, is not only more sustainable, but also more enjoyable. To help you achieve your goals, we recommend trying out That’s it, a 100% all natural fruit snack. Click here to learn more and purchase!

So, if you’re ready to give carbs another chance, stop by Grit Fitness. Our knowledgeable trainers will demonstrate how to incorporate more healthy, whole-grain carbs into your diet and explain why they are not the enemy. We believe that a well-balanced nutritional approach is the key to long-term success, and we’re here to help you achieve your fitness goals.

To summarize, carbs are not the nutritional bad boys that they have been made out to be. Cutting out all carbs is not the solution, and a low-carb diet can be detrimental to your energy levels, mood, and overall health. The solution is to put a stop to it.

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