195: The Golden Rules of Carbs and Fat Loss

Forget what you have heard!  You can eat carbohydrates and still successfully meet your fat loss goals and maintain the results.

There are hundreds of opinions related to carbs & fat loss and it’s tough to know which one is most effective. We’re going to clear that up and ensure that you don’t have to subscribe to models of restriction or deprivation in order to burn fat and have plenty of energy.

In today’s episode, I discuss 4  smart carb strategies (aka The Golden Rules of Carbs and Fat loss) that, when implemented, will help you unlock your health and weight potential while increasing your energy, decreasing your cravings and stabilizing your hunger.

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The Golden Rules of Carbs and Fat Loss

Listen to the episode to hear my detailed explanation for the following:

A).  Who can benefit from implementing these strategies?

B).  What are carbohydrates?

C) Do the golden rules of carbs and fat loss apply to all carbohydrates or are there exceptions?

D) How do the golden rules of carbs and fat loss apply to individuals who workout?

E).  What are the 4 strategies?  What effect do they have on blood sugar, insulin, and cortisol levels?

You’ll want to listen to the full episode to hear the explanation of the golden rules, but here’s a quick overview:

  • Eat your starchy carbs at the right time
  • Choose the right quality of carbohydrates
  • Consume the right quantity
  • Pair your carbs with the right company

Resources

Episode 007: Carbs and Fat Loss – Timing Matters

E-Course:  Carb Strategies for Effortless, Sustainable Fat Loss

Q&A 2:  What’s Your Carb Tolerance

Episode 058:  Understanding Fat Loss: The Insulin Effect

Episode 170:  3 Ways to Improve Your Carbohydrate Tolerance

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14 replies
  1. Diana
    Diana says:

    Hi!

    You are amazing. Truly I think you may have just saved me 🙂

    Question about breakfast: you say that you should limit carbs to post workout or in the evening, and not in the morning. What if you work out in the morning? I sometimes do fasted workouts, but if I have a pre-workout it’s usually a protein shake like vega greens or whey protein (low sugar, low carb).

    Post workout needs carbs, but no carbs in the morning. Conundrum! Advice, please!

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    • Elizabeth Benton
      Elizabeth Benton says:

      Well first, I don’t think most people need post workout carbs. If you want them and it’s working for you, cool. Have them post workout if you need them, even if that’s in the AM. Those are the two optimal windows. No conundrum 🙂 I go into a lot more detail in the carb strategies course. I workout hard in the AM and I don’t have carbs post workout and I feel great and burn fat 🙂

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      • Diana
        Diana says:

        Oh goodie! Ok, cool. One more (maybe dumb?) question: do bananas count as starchy fruit? I seem to recall “yes”, so I count that as my carb.

        Also, what are your thoughts on organic pressed cottage cheese and greek yogurt?

        (that was 2 questions, sorry)

        🙂

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