Maximizing Your Macros: Carbs
Counting your macros and not sure how to get the most out of it? This month I've been posting all about how to maximizing your macros. Last but not least... Carbs
Maximizing your macros is a great way to get the most nutritional value and stay within your goals. Understanding how and what to eat to maximize your macros will help you to fuel your body. Carbs was an especially uncomfortable one for me because for most of my life, I'd believed carbs were evil.
The truth is, carbs are necessary and actually a great staple in anyone's diet. They give your body the necessary energy to function properly. Hitting your goals will make your workouts better, help you sleep more soundly and keep you healthier.
How do you maximize your carbs? Eat carbs with nutritional value. There are a lot of "empty carbs" out there and though they taste great, they're not necessarily great for you. Of course they are good in moderation, but you should always strive to include good carbs into your diet. Some examples include:
Fruits like Berries
Starchy Veggies like Cauliflower and Broccoli
Rice (in Moderation)
Air-Popped Popcorn (in Moderation)
Do not take this as me directing you to avoid certain foods, this is merely an explanation of good ways to maximize the macronutrient carbohydrates. If you love bread, eat it (in moderation)! Depriving yourself could be just as harmful. Instead of depriving yourself, considering eating it in moderation and also consuming foods that will be more efficient in maximizing your carbs.