Primal Carb Consumption | What Carbs are Healthy to Eat
- Quick Answer: VEGETABLES! Yes, vegetables are carbs. Your main source of carbs should be vegetables.
- Buy from Local Farmers! Vegetables should be locally grown if possible. If you can’t get your produce from local farmers, try to get certified organic.
- Fill up on Vegetables! Your vegetable portion should be 2/3 of your plate. It is important to get plenty of vegetables into your diet because of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants they offer.
- Moderate your fruit intake! Fruits should be local, seasonal, high in antioxidants, and low glycemic. If you want to lose body fat, make sure to moderate your fruit intake to 0-1 serving of fruit per day. Fruit can cause your total daily carb intake to add up quick. For example, an apple has 25 grams of carbs.
- Stay away from grains! Grains are unnecessary and cause excess insulin production, which leads to fat storage and prevents fat loss.
Here is a list to show you what carbs are healthy to eat if you want to lose weight:
- leafy greens (Spinach, kale, dandelion greens, lettuce, swiss chard, collard greens, and beet greens)
- green beans
- brussel sprouts
Moderate These Carbs:
Squash, pumpkin, yams and sweet potatoes have a higher glycemic index but can be enjoyed in moderation.
The carbs in fruit can add up quick! If you sit down and eat a bowl of fruit or drink a juice with fruit in it, you could easily reach 100 grams of carbs. 100 grams of carbs is the limit you should have per day if you want to lose weight, so enjoy fruit in moderation.
When berries are in season, they are the best fruit to enjoy when you are trying to lose weight. Make sure you buy organic berries and enjoy in moderation.
If you haven’t read the Carb Curve Challenge, check it out! It will help you understand how many carbs to eat per day to achieve your body composition goals!
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