I'm going to start today off by saying that I did my DVD workout this morning and I plan on doing my usual run this evening. I'm a little sore from shoveling rock in my kiddos swing set area and from the batting cages yesterday, but it makes me feel like I did something good!
I wanted to post about something a little different today, so I decided to post of Good Carbs Vs Bad Carbs. By no means am I an expert on this, but both the Body For Life and Making the Cut plans are adamant on eating Good carbs versus eating the empty bad carbs. They recommend whole wheat, whole grain items, veggies, and some fruits. Nothing that you eat should say "Enriched" on it or it's a processed carb turned bad! These are what they classify as a "Bad" carb. Which is most cookies, breads, chips, desserts, pastas, etc. I recommend looking at the labels on products just to see how much stuff is enriched - it will blow you away!
Here are a few of my favorite items to eat that are all "Good" carbs: Whole wheat bread (I use Healthy Life), La Tortilla Factory tortillas (LOVE them), Whole wheat pita bread, Whole wheat english muffins, Whole grain wasa crackers, Kashi Go Lean Cereal, Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal, Spaghetti Squash, broccoli, apples, bananas, Barilla Whole Wheat Pasta (there are all types of pasta and it's actually a good source of protein and fiber as well).
These are the main carbs in my diet right now. Now, on the other hand I don't want to mislead you all in to thinking that my diet is "perfect". I think I do a decent job of keeping things in check, but there are days that I can't keep my fingers off of stuff. For example, frozen chocolate chips (that my husband doesn't use for those unbelievable cookies he makes), bites of my kiddos desserts (half of an Oreo - the half without the icing, my son calls it "Mommy's cookie"), my coffee - not the coffee itself but the flavored creamer that I put in it! This list of things is all "Bad" carbs that I need to get out of my diet. I would rather give up the chocolate chips before my coffee. Heaven forbid someone try to take my coffee away from me... I just might bite their hand off. And that would be a "Bad" carb, which doesn't really go into my diet!! HA!
If there are any questions on the items that I listed on where to get them, or any questions on good carbs Vs bad carbs fill free to ask and I can answer them as best as I can.
*Snack of the Day: 2 Huge chocolate chip cookies... NO, NO, NO
I mean... 20 unsalted Almonds or cashew.
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