I DON’T encourage my weight loss clients to eat cauliflower rice in place of regular rice.
Fat burns in a carbohydrate flame.
Meaning: you will not burn body fat unless you eat quality carbohydrate.
That’s just SCIENCE. Carbohydrate is NOT the enemy.
How have I helped hundreds of clients lose weight and keep it off?
We kept their metabolism from down regulating with eating the right amount of CARBOHYDRATE.
If you’ve jogged a few blocks around the “diet culture neighborhood”, then you should easily recognize that most of the popular diets out there are not sustainable long term.
And they actually end up causing you to gain MORE WEIGHT than before you even started dieting (set point weight theory - see my podcast episode about this topic).
This is because:
❌You stop listening to your body’s natural hunger and fullness cues
❌You’re relying on willpower
❌You’ve decreased certain hormones in your body from being in a constant calorie deficit or “dieting”
But eating quality carbohydrate will help you burn body fat because:
✅Carbs are your main fuel source for ENERGY and brain function (you can workout and burn more calories)
✅Carbs contain FIBER which slows down digestion and aids in fullness. Research shows diets high in fiber are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer
✅Carbs can help speed up metabolism. As resistant starch moves though your digestive system, it releases fatty acids that encourage fat burning. These fatty acids help preserve muscle mass - and that stokes your metabolism, helping you lose weight faster
✅Carbs will help you feel satisfied, fill you up, and curb your hunger. Not to mention, making peace with them will help fix your relationship with food… (see our free food freedom guide for more info on this)
*Some carbohydrate sources may be more nutrient dense than others, but that’s a topic for another time.
So please people, eat your carbs. In the right amounts, and from the right sources.
If you’re SICK of the on again, off again, approach with diets and weight loss, book a FREE strategy session with us today or apply to see if the Limitlyss Wellness Program could help you fix your relationship with food, lose weight, and be confident again.