Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Eat more Complex Carbs!

Carbs. Believe it or not, they are NECESSARY. But the RIGHT kind, you want complex carbs from natural sources. Complex carbs are meant to FUEL the body, how can you possibly make it through  your day without it? Complex carbs convert to glycogen and either used immediately for energy, such as a workout that follows 15 mins after OR they are stored in the muscles and liver for energy LATER!

Here are some signs you need to start eating more carbs:
  • Your overall progress starts to plateau
  • You notice that your performance is suffering
  • You're often (or always) tired
  • You feel like you physically hit a wall during your workout (also known as "bonking")
  • You throw up
Read more here: http://www.teambeachbody.com/about/newsletters/-/nli/280#253636534

Have you ever felt like you were lagging? No energy? Did you know that an apple has the same energy as a cup of coffee? 

Some easy go to complex carbs to fuel your workouts and your day:

-organic apple 
-melons and cantaloupe
-berries with yogurt
-oatmeal with flaxseed and walnuts
-slice of Ezekiel toast with natural PB 
- brown rice cake with natural nut butter
-veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers with a side of hummus
-Beans like lentils, black beans, garbanzo and pinto! 
-quinoa salad
-buckwheat pancakes
-sweet potatoes or yams

check out this easy PDF on eating clean: http://www.eatcleandiet.com/uploaded_files/downloads/ECD_NutritionRules.pdf

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