Carbs, Good or Bad? : Dream Body Journey

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Carbs, also known as carbohydrates is probably one of the biggest “no no’s” in the “diet” world. I have a tip for you guys. DON’T CUT OUT CARBS! I have heard this from multiple personal trainers, even the famous ones. Most people that cut out carbs, yes probably lose the weight, but end up gaining it back if not more.

Not all carbs are bad. Yes carbs from cake or a high calorie muffin are not so good. Those are the ones you stay away from. I will talk more about that in another post.

Carbs actually provide glucose which is an essential source of energy for our beautiful brain and muscles. You need it.

With that being said, that does not mean to go crazy on carbs and end up having endless energy. That is where most people mess up.

When do I have carbs?

I try to make sure I have carbs in the morning and after noon. I try to avoid them for dinner.

How many grams do I have a day?

I honestly aim for about 50 grams a day. Sometimes I go over. Keep in mind I move all day and on days I don’t I go for less.

What foods do I eat for carbs?

I get my carbs from whole grains, fruits, veggies, low fat dairy, and oats. My absolute favorite is veggie noodles. Expect a recipe post for that later. I do eat bread sometimes, but when I do it is only whole wheat/whole grain. Same with my tortillas. Expect a post for that later as well.

As always if y’all have any questions feel free to ask. What are your favorite ways to get your carbs in?

Thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day and journey to your dream body.

xoxo

-Em

 

 

4 thoughts on “Carbs, Good or Bad? : Dream Body Journey

  1. This is great timing to read this post for me! I’m on low carb diet and eating under 30g a day! Def agree you shouldn’t cut all of them out but low carb is great (:

  2. Hi Emily I get my carbs from fruits and veggies which I’m trying to eat everyday but fail dismally, so I eat carbs only twice a week, which I know is bad, but its better than nothing right? Haha

    1. It can be difficult eating healthy every day. There is so much more you can eat to get your carbs in like if you make a wrap use a whole wheat tortilla or there are some spinach ones too that are really good! Veggie noodles too! If you have to eat a small little piece of whole wheat bread. Yes it is way better than nothing! You don’t have to have tons just a little bit everyday will do the trick too!

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