Carbs: Friend or Foe?

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:

  1. Tortilla’s
  2. Sugary Breads
  3. Fried Sides (French Fries, Fried Zucchini, Onion Rings, etc)
  4. White Breads
  5. Tostada Shells
  6. Tortilla Chips

Get the idea?

Instead substitute whenever you get the chance!

Instead Substitute With:

  1. Broccoli (Good source of healthy carbs)
  2. Side Salads
  3. BAKED sides (Baked Potatoes) *Potatoes are kind of considered unhealthy carbs, but its not that bad if they’re baked in an oven!
  4. Celery sticks
  5. Ask for more protein on your plate
  6. Black Beans
  7. Quinoa
  8. BAKED Sweet Potatoes
  9. Spinach
  10. Bananas
  11. Blueberries
  12. Apples
  13. 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.

#LaChicaColocha #Down5Pounds

 

 

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