Sometimes you just need those carbs. Low carb high protein diets definitely work. But every now and then, especially when first starting, your morale may be low, your energy may be low, your stomach may feel empty. All normal symptoms.
This can also have negative effects on your brain function; due to the body adjusting. So carbs will be a necessity. However keep it to healthy carbs and keep the portions small.
The 5 Best Carbs to Keep You From Overeating.
Almonds – These are the best nuts to eat. Especially during a bulking phase. Almonds have a 1-1 ratio of proteins to carbs. 1 cup of almonds will net you 20 grams of protein and 20 grams of complex carbs. Keep it to a handful.
Oatmeal or Oat Bran – Oats have 14 grams of fiber per 1 cup serving. This will help keep you full longer. A great breakfast option.
Quinoa – Quinoa contains the same type of protein that helps build muscle. It’s a healthier option than brown rice. Quinoa will take the flavor of whatever you cook it in. I like to make it with chicken broth. A great option for breakfast or lunch.
Black Beans – Black beans have a 3-1 carbs to protein ratio. Beans have a ton of healthy nutrients. The can be eaten as a side, or you can put it in your salad.
Eat your carbs at your own risk. The best time to eat them is in the morning, since you will have the rest of the day to burn them. They will be a good source of energy, and you need energy earlier in the day than you do at night.
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