#156 Mistake Cutting Carbs
One of the biggest mistakes I see is women eliminating carbohydrates from their food plans.
Demonising all carbohydrates often sets you up to fail.
Newsflash we are not men. Healthy women need carbs. But we need the correct type of carbs at the right time to optimise health, energy and fat loss.
I see so many weight loss attempts fail because cutting out fibre and low glycemic carbohydrates lead to a binge, giving up and overeating all the wrong foods due to low leptin levels.
Girls, please gift your body carbs for breakfast and lunch so that it can do its job and burn body fat as fuel.
Oats, bran, quinoa, millet or grainy sourdough bread for breakfast will fuel your brain to make better choices at lunchtime.
Missing carbs at lunchtime often leads to overeating later in the day- usually at that mid-afternoon slump or after dinner.
Have kumara, pumpkin cold potato, brown or basmati rice, quinoa, sweet corn, low GI wraps or grain bread with protein and salad to stabilise your blood sugars.
Then by all means reduce carbs at night to optimise fat burning while you sleep.
Definitely look at ways to reduce ultra-processed white starches and added sugar but keep good quality carbs to feed your microbiome and to fuel your fat burning.
If you haven't already today is the day to start to ease back into your healthy habits.
Don't wait until the end of January and start February with regret.
Many of my clients are struggling with their holiday mindset so here are some tips for getting back over the line.
Don't be too hard on yourselves at Outlook we don't believe in the all-or-nothing mentality.
Start with these easy tips:
- Get your water back on track aim for 2-3L a day. Drinking enough water will raise your energy level and help to stop you from craving sugary and salty snacks.
- Get back into planning your food ahead.
- Get your breakfast sorted. It is probably the easiest meal to get back on track and be consistent with.
- Pull back on alcohol. Aim for at least 4 alcohol-free days each week.
- Commit or recommit to strength training. Strength training is a vital tool when it comes to ageing well and improving your metabolism. Strong women stay young!
You don't need to do all of these things today. Take the next week to ease your way into a happy and healthy 2023.
I am going to work with a handful of one on one clients in February. Would you like to join me?
Also, my new program opens in February If you haven't jumped on yet email me to hold your space.
My dream is to make your dreams come true and I feel I can do that best through the 12-week program and the Outlook membership.
This is only the third year since I was 12 or 13 that I haven't started a new year with a weight loss goal. I finally believe and accept that I am at my forever weight. My mission is to help you to reach your forever weight and teach you how to stay there.
Despite being a nutritionist for well over 20 years it is only in the last few years I finally found the key to stopping overeating, bingeing, and beating myself up. It feels amazing. I feel like a new me with so much more power.
I feel I can achieve anything.
As I learn I am always thinking about how I can teach my amazing clients the same lessons.
Life is an ever-evolving journey and I hope to keep learning and to keep evolving with each year that passes.
Enjoy the rest of your holidays,
Have a fabulous day