No, we haven’t missed the word “no” out here. We know Essex’s famous slogan is “No Carbs before Marbs”, but cutting out carbs from your diet can cause more health problems and encourage your body to put on weight. You’ll be aware of the importance that all food groups carry including fats and carbohydrates, and our Level 3 Nutritional Courses will teach you more about the quantity of the different food groups and the types of food we should consume.
It’s natural for people to want to completely cut out carbs from their diet when they want to lose weight, but this is a no-no and our personal training courses will tell you why. Of course there are good and bad carbs, and the bad ones are carbs with added sugars and salt in such as cakes, biscuits and pasties etc… then there are processed carbs such as white bread and pasta that if you eat too many of these group foods then you will slowly put on weight, unless you’re burning them off straight away. And there are the good carbs, which include wholegrain foods such as brown rice and oats. You’ll understand more about the variations of carbs in the Level 3 Nutritional courses.
Carbs have been demonised for weight gain, obesity and type 2 diabetes, but health professionals are now saying that we shouldn’t completely cut them out. If you do, you will experience the following:
- Low energy
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
- Gut problems
- Weight gain
They’re not the demon of foods and they should make up one third of our daily intake, and be part of a healthy, balanced diet. They provide fuel and energy for the body, which is perfect for those performing a workout or have a training scheduled in.
So next time you hear someone say they’re going to cut out carbs from their diet completely, at least you’ll have a healthy amount of knowledge from the Level 3 Nutritional courses to advise them on why they shouldn’t, and which carbs they should eat.