Carbohydrates get a bad rap. And sometimes for a good reason!
But not always – carbohydrates from broccoli ain’t
even in the same ballpark as those from soda, cookies, or
candy. But they are all lumped as one cohesive group –
carbohydrates. Here’s the truth.
At Mohr Results, we recommend focusing on fiber, not carbs.
Carbohydrate based foods with zero fiber are junk.
Think fiber, not carbs!
What we mean by this is focus on the fiber content of the
carbohydrate based products you eat instead of the carbohydrate
Rules of thumb:
All carbohydrate based products
should have 3+ grams of fiber/serving
All cereals should have <10g
These are pretty simple and very straightforward, but check
out your pantry. What is lurking behind those doors?
Here are some serious culprits, but there are of course
||Has less than 1 g fiber/serving
and 15 grams of sugar!
||1 bottle has nearly
60 grams of sugar – each bottle has 2.5 servings,
so read labels!
||Your morning latte weighs
in at nearly 60 grams of sugar!
As a whole, people know what are better and worse carbs.
Those above are junk.
On the flip side, fruits and veggies, grains, oats, etc
are all incredible for you.
While there are certain times when simple carbohydrates
(low in fiber) are preferred, like during or after an intense,
longer workout, in general, keep that focus on fiber!
What can easily trick people, are the “hidden”
sugars in foods – the many names for the simple, junky
ingredient. While people know to look for the term “sugar”
and avoid that, sugar also goes incognito on food labels
and often “hides” under the following disguises;
don’t be fooled, these are all junk!
Names of Sugar Found on Food Labels
High fructose corn syrup
Organic cane sugar
Brown rice syrup
Sugar in the raw
Talk about throwing you for a loop – so it’s
not just “sugar” that you have look for!! If
you see those above, run for the hills!
This is why we suggest foods that have less ingredients;
the less ingredients, the better! Once companies have to
start adding ingredients, you know sugar will be thrown
in the mix.
Focus on fiber.
Focus on quality.
No one ever got fat from eating too
many fruits and vegetables!!