Monday, October 8, 2012

Carbs are the Devil!

Dr. Atkins said, "Carbohydrates are the deeeeeebbbbbiiiiilll" <--- in the voice of Bobby Boucher.

He didn't really say that, but most of us remember the huge buzz surrounding the Atkins Diet.  What do we all remember about the "buzz"?  DO NOT EAT CARBS!  Does that no carb approach work?  You bet your sweet bottom it does! 

However, for the next 6 weeks I'll give you a strategy that allows you to have some carbs.  Lets take a look at said strategy:  You have to earn your carbs!

Do you crave bread, pasta, rice, etc.?  You can have them BUT make sure you focus on the whole grain variety and you can only have them 1-2 hours AFTER EXERCISE.  Earn your carbs!

We are already limiting: Sugary Drinks, Cereals, Soda, Fruit Juice, Table Sugar, Desserts, Ice Cream, etc... So imagine if you limit all these bad carbs and only have Good Carbs after exercise?  Talk about building some fat burning momentum!!

If you workout in the morning at my 6am class and want to add some fruit to your breakfast... HAVE NO FEAR!  You earned them!  If you come to my other classes use your brain as to when you can have not so safe carbs!

More info to come buuuuuuut Remember the Rules:

1. Food Quality (Meat, Veggies, Fruit).  If you can't pick it, grow it, or kill it- don't eat it.
2. Food Quantity (Watch your portions sizes people.  Also use a tall glass of water and sugar free gum to stave off hunger cravings.
3.  Food Timing (Carbs after exercise).

-"Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it" ~ Holtz

A little rant I didn't know where to put:

Excess carbohydrate intake will make you fat.  Simple, right?  "Steve, your body uses carbs for energy.  Your body runs off of glucose and glucose comes from carbs."  Well someone deserves a gold star for listening in Nutrition 167 (you'll laugh if you went to southern).

True.  Your body does run off of glucose.  However, your body can make glucose from protein if it needs to.  So do you need carbs to survive?  No.  Ask the Eskimo.

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