The backbone of my healthy diet is moderation. As a personal trainer, I know I have to fuel my body the right way to keep it active and healthy. I live by the rule of cut back, not cut out. Pay attention and eat clean, but enjoy life. You must have a balance in how you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Carbohydrates are a major part of how you stay healthy and energized throughout the day and if you’ve been avoiding them, it’s time to stop.
My carb philosophy balances on one fact: There is a difference between starchy and non-starchy carbohydrates. All have a role in your diet and should be consumed, but when you consume them (and how much) is crucial to staying healthy and getting to your desired weight. Here’s what you need to know:
1. Starchy carbs provide quick energy to your body and should be eaten early in the day.
These carbs will ensure that you’re ready to rock your busy schedule. The amount of carbs are high, especially compared to the fiber content and that’s why they’re considered starchy. Here are a few healthy, starchy carbs: