Carbs are your friends, not your enemies, you just need to choose them wisely 😉 And the more active you are in building your diet, the better friends you’ll be.
Research shows that even if you have hormonal or metabolic issues like hypothyroid or problems regulating blood sugar, smart carbs are a valuable part of most people’s diets.
There are major health cautions to cutting carbs too low. A really small minority of people will feel and perform their best on very low-carb diets.
When you get enough of the right kinds of carbs, you’re more likely to:
- Feel calm, relaxed and sleep well;
- Be full of energy;
- Have fewer sugar cravings;
- Keep your good-functioning hormones happy.
A smart way to find better carbs is to discover your best switch.
I can give you some examples.
Quick meals when you really do not have time for cooking or you cannot, choosing a protein shake including cooked with sweet potatoes to sweeten your protein shake.
The question I almost always get from my clients is How shall I substitute bread?
Well, a good alternative to bread is to focus on whole-grain products. Have you ever tried Ezekiel bread? You should…
Your main dishes should include legumes such as black beans and lentils or bean pasta.
How to deal with refined sugars? This can be a struggle I know, but there are some alternatives.
Cakes, muffins, pastries can be substituted by high-fiber flours such as quinoa, buckwheat, coconut, brown rice flour, or whole-wheat flour. High-fiber products will really improve your digestion and your GUT will thank you for that. You can also experiment with baking sweet potatoes.
Cookies and protein bars
You can try oatmeal protein cookies for example.
Candies and sweets
Try fresh fruit or unsweetened dried fruit.
And you if you really have issues dealing with your food cravings start your new healthy journey by finding out your Nutritional Deficiencies for free.
In this way, you will first understand what you are missing out in terms of essential nutrients and then where you should focus on to boost your overall well-being, have more energy, get rid of many symptoms that annoy you in your everyday life, plus you will be able to start dealing with your cravings in the most natural and strategic way. Your journey to stop craving unhealthy foods starts here.