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Carbs Suck.

Carbs suck.  Sure, they taste great.  They are portable, really easy to store and instantly satisfying.  If you watch your intake, you can even keep your calorie total low while still eating plenty of carbs. 

So what’s the catch? 

Before we get to that, let’s back up and talk about the sad state of my refrigerator yesterday.  With so much recent travel and rushing around from one activity to another over the last few weeks, I have had no time to get to the grocery store.  My normally well stocked refrigerator full of eggs, greek yogurt, lean meats, vegetables, fruits, fresh salsa, and soups was completely empty.  Literally, I think there was a jar of applesauce and some ketchup. 

I had to venture to the next door on the left.  The pantry.  It was a little scary.  I have things in there that have been waiting for me to open them for ages.  I ended up finding a bagel for breakfast.  It was pretty big and had close to 400 calories in it.  Even without butter or jelly, the calorie total was still more than my usual omlette.  After eating the bagel I felt full fast, but an hour later I was starving again!  So, trying to be conservative, I snacked on some rice cakes.  Again, 150 calories later I was hungry within 60 minutes.  I held out until lunch and ate some pasta.  Almost 600 calories later I was so completely satisfied and felt tired (lunch coma is the worst, right?).  Fully expecting to be full until dinner, I was shocked when I found myself checking the pantry again and snaking on 200 more carbohydrate calories just 2 hours later.  I consumed 1,350 calories by 2:30 pm and this was me trying to be conservative?  Yikes. 

Excuse my language, but WTF? 

Normally, I eat fewer calories and stay completely satisfied between meals.  This is because my normal diet is high in protein (lean meats, eggs, greek yogurt), fiber (fruits and veggies) and water content (soups, fruits and veggies).  High protein, high fiber and high water content foods make you feel full for a long time.  They also provide great building blocks for your body to create lean muscle.  Carbs on the other hand, tend to build up as fat around your tummy (ew!) and cause your blood sugar to spike and then drop, leaving you feeling run down and hungry throughout the day. 

See?  I told you.  Carbs suck.               

So no more excuses to miss that important shopping trip.  Let’s get to the store and load up our refrigerators so we can fill our bodies with the right foods to stay full of energy, keep tight and flat post baby abs, and healthy bodies. 

Happy Shopping,

Robin Farr

6 Responses to “Carbs Suck.”

  1. Kristin says:

    yes i agree carbs are a terrible food choice, and avoiding them is actually easier than expected so long as we make good choices at the grocery store and opt for other snack choices! They are just so available and hard to ignore otherwise!!! :-)

  2. Multimax says:

    Me sorry for my english not so well, but me think that you are write too pointe.

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