Updated: Mar 1
What is it about pasta that’s so heavenly? How can a donut be so irresistible? Carbs come in all shapes and sizes and can also have a huge effect on the shape and size of you!
Let’s take a look at the two main types of carbs and why we love them oh so much.
1. Simple Carbs
Some call it starch, some call it sugar, we call it something to avoid. Examples of simple carbs are the carbs found in candy, soft drinks, and table sugar. These are also naturally occurring in fruits, milk, and milk products. We want to limit the amount of simple carbs that we are eating on a daily basis. The majority of your carb calories should come from complex carbs.
2. Complex carbs
This type of carb takes much longer to digest in the body and packs a lot more of the nutrients your body needs. What does that mean for you? It means better, cleaner energy and staying fuller for a longer period of time. This can be a great help when it comes to weight loss and we don’t recommend cutting complex carbs completely. Here’s why…
3. Irresistible carbs
Typically, carbs are the body’s main source of energy. Some weight loss programs prescribe a no carb diet, but really you just need to find the right carbs! Good complex carbs can come from a variety of sources. These include;
i. Whole wheat bread
vii. Potatoes and sweet potatoes
One carb to rule them all
Personally, I don’t do well without any carbs. I’ve tried Atkins and Keto and both we tough to get through. My go to for a carbohydrate will always be sweet potatoes! If you hate the sweet part, just go for a regular old Idaho potato and get the energy you need to take on the day!