I would say both. Not really helpful to ask then is it? However I think that a healthy blend of good carbs and bad carbs will help you develop a better sense of what our body needs to eat to feel well. One step I took to ensure that I wasn’t eating more than what I was supposed to was that I cut carbs out of my lunch and dinner. It’s hard to be honest. I work at a restaurant that serves fries and onions rings and have super easy access to them. Its just a matter of reaching for them! Here is a list of foods I would STAY AWAY FROM:
Stay Away From:
- Sugary Breads
- Fried Sides (French Fries, Fried Zucchini, Onion Rings, etc)
- White Breads
- Tostada Shells
- Tortilla Chips
Get the idea?
Instead substitute whenever you get the chance!
Instead Substitute With:
- Broccoli (Good source of healthy carbs)
- Side Salads
- BAKED sides (Baked Potatoes) *Potatoes are kind of considered unhealthy carbs, but its not that bad if they’re baked in an oven!
- Celery sticks
- Ask for more protein on your plate
- Black Beans
- BAKED Sweet Potatoes
- Whole wheat alternative
Its difficult because you ask yourself “Do I really want to remove these delicious items from my food” then you realize that if you don’t whats the point of aspiring to lose weight?
I do advocate to eat as much salad as you can. Just mix up the ingredients. Trust me I eat salad at least once a day.