By Janine Rotter, Director of Fitness Nutrition for UNBOWED
Have you ever stopped to wonder what would happen to your body if you stopped eating refined carbs...even for just 30 days?
It’s no secret that refined and processed carbs contribute to weight gain, and so reducing the amount of these in your diet would logically lead to a leaner, fitter you.
But is it true, or is it hype?
And is it really worth giving up your carboholic ways?
We are going to give you the low down on what really goes down when you give up refined carbs…
When you stop eating simple carbs your body no longer has readily available calories to burn, and so it clicks over into burning stored fat as energy.
This means that your pants will start feeling looser around your waist and thighs.
Fat burns longer and slower than simple carbs and so your energy stores will take longer to deplete. This means that you’ll find yourself skipping that afternoon pick-me-up snack and powering through until mealtime without hunger pains.
You may also notice that it takes longer to feel hunger in the mornings after waking up, once you’ve cut the simple carbohydrates and refined sugars out of your diet.
Living on a diet of simple sugars and refined carbohydrates puts your body on a continual energy roller coaster.
Right after you eat your energy is high and then, whoosh, an hour later your energy levels crash.
All of that changes once you cut out those simple carbs. The low carb meals that you switch to are filled with nutrient-dense foods that sustain your energy levels for hours at a time, saving you from that frustrating roller coaster ride.
Probably the most coveted of the low carb body changes…once you’ve been off of simple carbs for a few weeks your stomach will visibly become flatter. A well-deserved reward and one that will keep you motivated to continue your healthier eating habits.
And there's no better time than summertime to test it out for yourself to see how your body responds.
But we know better than anyone that as soon as you say to yourself that you are eliminating ANYTHING from your diet, your saboteur fires back with a vengeance and tries to side rail your goals.
That is why we are giving you a great low-carb recipe to help you get through those tough days with The BEST Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
Give it 30 days and report back to how your body responded.