Top 4 Carbs for a Flat Belly

boysuwggameThis is from last year at the UWG football stadium.  This picture gets me excited about some FOOTBALL coming up real soon!! Yeh baby!

CARBS.  CARBOHYDRATES.  Many people are confused about ‘Carbs”, and I understand why since their are so many “authorities” teaching many different ideas or what they all call “facts” about carbs.  It really can be quite confusing.  I hope here at God-Built we have been pretty consistent with what we teach concerning ‘CARBS” over the years.  I know we have altered what we teach concerning Nutrition over the years as we have gathered enough evidence to support changing our recommendations.  I know we have not always been perfect with our Nutrition recommendations, but I do know we always strive to do better and better with giving you what we believe are the BEST recommendations. 

ONe thing I have found is that even though there are just good Solid foundational recommendations that are true across the board for most all people, there are still Results gained by some that didnt follow the “norm”.  All that to say I understand that people can make things work for them, and I believe it mainly has to do with the fact that they have Faith, they Believe, that it is going to work.  Therefore, they literally MAKE IT WORK for them, and it does! 

Now let me get back to my more specific point: Carbohydrates.  I have something here for you that I got from a “health teacher”, Chris Guerrero.  This is a list of his 4 top CARBS that he recommends and why.  I believe you can learn something from this list so check it out:

The Top 4 Carbs for a Flat Belly

While there are definitely plenty of BAD carbs out there (think white bread, sugar, desserts, etc) you don’t have to completely eliminate carbs from your diet in order to burn fat fast, especially when you choose the RIGHT sources. Having said that, below are my top 4 choices for belly-blasting carbs that’ll leave you full and satisfied, all while helping you toward your fat loss goals to boot!

#4 – Berries & Cherries

Berries like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries (although not technically a berry) are some of the BEST carbs you can eat. They are high in fiber, packed with antioxidants, and score extremely low on the glycemic index, especially cherries which come with a GI of just 22.

I enjoy fresh berries for dessert several times a week and it’s an awesome, nutritious way to finish off any meal. Great as a snack, too! Try them on top of Greek yogurt… Mmm 🙂

#3 – Sprouted Grain Bread

Sprouted grain breads, like Ezekiel 4:9 bread (one of the most popular brands of sprouted grain bread) is a great way to include bread in your diet without all the issues associated with white breads and even 100% whole wheat breads.

Instead, Ezekiel bread is organic, sprouted, 100% whole grain flourless bread. A 2-slice serving even contains 8 grams of complete protein, and 6 grams of fiber, so don’t give up the bread, just choose the right kind!

#2 – Quinoa

While brown rice is thought to be the healthy grain, there’s one even better, and that’s quinoa.

Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that contains double the protein of brown rice along with greater fiber content and a lower glycemic load.

Not only that, but quinoa is the ONLY grain to contain complete protein and the full spectrum of amino acids. It comes in several varieties, including “oatmeal-like” flakes and it’s wholegrain rice-like form.

Enjoy it as an oatmeal substitute for breakfast, in salads or casseroles, or as a wholesome whole-grain, high protein side item to any lunch or dinner meal.

#1 – Beans, Lentils, and other Legumes

Beans and Lentils, part of the “legume” family, just may be my #1 choice for a healthy carb. Packed with loads of fiber and prote in, these guys come in so many different varieties that you’ll never get bored: lentils, chickpeas, black eyed peas, black beans, red beans, kidney beans, navy beans, butter beans, lima beans, pinto beans…and the list goes on.

Because of their fiber & protein content, along with their versatility, I eat something from the legume family in at least one of my meals daily. I’d highly recommend you’d do the same!



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