My story and relationship with carbs
Before I go into why we should be eating nutritious sources of carbohydrates as a balanced diet, I'll start if I may, by sharing my carbohydrate story.
For those of you who know me well and before I became a qualified Nutrition & Weight Management Adviser, Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor, you may know that almost four years ago, I "signed up" to a plan by a very famous fitness guru, come famous PE teacher now keeping our child population fit during lockdown. Mentioning no names but I think you may know who I mean?
My main reason for embarking on this 90 day plan, was to become leaner.
At the time I was participating in 5 classes a week & squeezing in some running when I could but not really seeing the benefit of all my activity in terms of body composition.
So, that's when I decided to give the plan a go.
I'm not going to lie, I did see & achieve results but what I guess I didn't realise at the time, it was actually building a very unhealthy relationship with carbohydrates, so much so that I would only eat them when the plan told me to. Seriously, what's that all about?
I then became in my eyes (and to those around me I'm sure) "the difficult one" eating out and eating with friends began to become an issue, but it was fine, I was following a plan and I was going to get results.
After completing the 90 days, it finally dawned on me that actually it wasn't for 90 days. if I wanted to live in this restricted very controlled way, I would always be on this plan.