Carbs aren’t always the enemy, just like fats aren’t always the enemy. They key to success when counting macros/watching what you eat is making an educated decision. Below you will find some suggestions for replacing some carb-filled foods with lighter, healthier and less carb-filled substitutes. Our wellness and weight loss coordinator is constantly educating her clients on the right choices to make when meal prepping or eating on the go. Click here to schedule a free discovery visit with her to see if you are ready to take your health and wellness to the next level! Happy tracking and happy prepping!
Stevia instead of Sugar
Stevia is a natural sweetener that does not spike the blood sugar. Sugar is the enemy when it comes to weight loss. Insulin is a fat-storing hormone. So, every time we consume sugar our blood sugar rises and we release insulin. In other words, the less we spike our blood sugar the more time we spend in fat-burning mode.
Cauliflower substitutes instead of Bread, Rice and Mashed potatoes
Cauliflower is a low-glycemic vegetable, meaning that it does not spike the blood sugar like bread, rice, and potatoes do.
Almond Flour or Coconut Flour instead of Wheat Flour
We have been brain-washed to think that eating fat makes you fat and this cannot be further from the truth. When we reduce the amount of carbohydrates and focus on consuming good healthy fats, we are able to burn fat more efficiently. Almonds and coconuts are healthy fats.
Unsweetened Almond milk instead of Cow’s Milk
Cow’s milk tends to cause inflammation and gastrointestinal upset for the majority of people and the reason is mainly because these cows are pumped with antibiotics and hormones that we then are consuming when we consume dairy products. The more we can limit inflammatory foods, the more successful we will be with weight loss.
Spaghetti squash instead of Wheat Pasta
Squash is also a low-glycemic carbohydrate that does not spike the blood sugar like pasta does. Try substituting spaghetti squash for pasta and you’ll hardly taste the difference!