Let’s be clear right off the bat.
“Excess fat can’t be blamed on insulin, carbohydrates, or the Loch Ness Monster. Gaining body fat comes from taking in more calories than you burn. Anyone who dares to prove otherwise will surely win a Nobel Prize in physics for disproving the first law of thermodynamics. I should know, I’ve won the Nobel Prize.”
– James Fell
It’s simple; your bodyweight is dictated exclusively by calories in versus calories out. This is a fact, it’s not open for debate or further discussion, the jury has deliberated and the verdict is in. Experts in the field of nutrition are not scratching their heads when it comes to what causes weight gain/loss. If you eat more calories than you expend and you will gain weight. Eat fewer calories than you expend and you will lose weight. Stop right there! This is the important part, not all calories are created equal. In this quick discussion, we are going to discuss the love/hate relationship with carbs.
Do you really want to live in a world without carbs? They are delicious. They directly affect your mood and energy levels. Carbs are necessary. Your favorite athlete eats carbs and tons of them. Lebron James, Michael Phelps, Cam Newton, you name it – they eat carbs. These athletic superstars are not avoiding carbs in any way and by you knowing their names, means they are more than decent at their craft. I mean, you could lose weight by not eating carbs. You could also eat cereal with a fork, that doesn’t make it a good idea. My point is, there is a better way. The keyword is the truest, everything in MODERATION!
It’s time to ditch the all-or-nothing mentality. This is not a left or right issue. I hate the term ‘lifestyle change’ because people automatically assume that their ENTIRE LIFESTYLE is wrong or needs to be reversed. Your lifestyle is probably not that bad, it just needs to be tweaked slightly. I prefer the term lifestyle ‘adjustment’. Simply remix your diet as slightly as possible in order to make the scale budge. It could be as simple as switching to diet soda, having one serving of rice for lunch instead of two, having 3 Oreos instead of the entire row (just walk away), etc.
Fit Food Fresh Says: Eat Carbs, if anything if you’re on one of our meal plans, incorporate some paelo meals into your diet. And try to save them for last, as you will find you will awaken with a clean stomach and feel more refreshed. For those who don’t know, our paleo meals feature grilled or steamed veggies in place of brown rice or quinoa as a side. Ask your Fit Food Fresh advisor for details.
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