Overconsume carbohydrates, and you could incur unwanted weight gain, blood sugar issues, and a long list of chronic diseases.
Eat too little, and you could experience hormonal imbalance, weight loss resistance, and major drops in athletic performance.
To add to this conundrum, what is one person’s high carb can be another’s too low carb – making mainstream “general” intake recommendations entirely inadequate.
While both sides of the coin project carbohydrates in an unpleasant light, rest assured – your right carb does exist, and eating the appropriate amount of this macronutrient can help you achieve health, longevity, and natural leanness.
The big (and quite controversial) question now becomes… What is your right carb?
Finding your personal right carbohydrate intake depends on your current activity level, metabolic health, hormonal status, stress levels, body composition goals – and a just a little bit of genetic predisposition thrown it. Let’s explore.
When to consider ⬇ carbohydrates in your diet:
•If you want to reduce body fat, specifically trunk and belly fat
•If you are struggling with a metabolic condition such as diabetes or insulin resistance
•If you have troubling staying asleep
•If you have unstable moods 🤬or energy levels
•If you suffer from PCOS, endometriosis or fibroids
•If you are suffering from a neurological disease like Alzheimer’s
•If you have been diagnosed with certain forms of cancer
•If you have small intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth
When to consider ⬆ your carbohydrate intake:
•If you have a high activity level or participate in daily exercise 🚴🏼♀️
•If you have lost your period or have started experiencing irregular periods
•If you have started struggling with sleep issues
•If you experience high stress levels
•If you have adrenal insufficiency
•If you’ve recently started experiencing hypothyroid symptoms, including weight loss resistance
•If you are struggling with infertility or are planning on becoming pregnant
•If you are pregnant 🤰🏼 or breastfeeding
•If you have been following a low-carb diet for an extended period of time
What Carbs Can I Eat?
The best, nutrient-dense sources of carbohydrates include: all varieties of potatoes, pumpkin, zucchini, yellow squash, parsnips, and fruits like berries, cherries and bananas. With people who are metabolically healthy and not suffering from any gut-related disorders, properly prepared, organic grains like rice can be supplemented into the diet – especially for athletes engaging in endurance-related activities.
The O-Board Says…
Clean and Jerks
B. For Time:
50 Clean and Jerks (135/95)
(Every 10 reps do 50 Double Unders)
Post by Chris; follow me on instagram @mr.cpm