Year of Push 4.8 It’s Not Low Carb

by | Jul 6, 2017 | Blog

I can’t change what other people are willing to see & hear, but I figured I’d once again take an opportunity to explain my position on carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates are not bad. In fact, the majority of  my meals are carbohydrates. You see, vegetables are carbohydrates & if you look closely, the majority of most of my meals are….vegetables!

This is where black & white thinking is so flawed. We cannot talk about all carbs in the same way. Cabbage is a vegetable. Vegetables are carbohydrates. Therefore, cabbage would be classified a carbohydrate.

There are only 3 macronutrients (excluding alcohol): fat, carbohydrate and protein. Cabbage is not a fat. Cabbage is not a protein. It is a carbohydrate.

Pasta is also a carbohydrate. We cannot act like pasta and cabbage are the same thing. They are not. Just like Crisco & avocado are not the same thing. Both fat, yes, but not the same. Are you with me?

When we look at carbohydrates, we have to consider the water content, the fiber content, the sugar content and the starch content. (Starch, btw, is a chain of sugar).

Cabbage delivers a elicits a very different hormonal response than pasta does.

I can eat equal grams of cabbage & pasta and my blood sugar & insulin will respond very differently.

Is my diet low carb? That’s relative. “High” and “low” are relative to something else. What something else? Whatever you pick. My diet is probably high carb compared to most ketogenic diets. It’s probably low carb compared to the Standard American Diet. None of that matters.

What matters is what works for me. What matters is what works for you.

I’m not fighting against anyone’s ideology, nor am I selling you my ideology. I’m helping you establish your own.

Here’s to everyone who is open to seeing it and to patience and understanding with those who aren’t yet.

I will never, ever fight someone about this stuff. That’s not why I am here. I think the world needs more respect & understanding, not less. I think the world needs more “do what works for you” and less “who’s right & who’s wrong”. We don’t have to agree. You don’t have to like what I have to say. That’s the beautiful thing – if you don’t, there are tons of other podcasts to listen to or blogs to read.

I don’t shop at stores where I don’t like the clothes. I don’t walk around them to complain about how ugly they are. I just go somewhere else. Seems logical.

If you would like to understand this better, I’ve done a million episodes on carbohydrates and I also have a comprehensive carbohydrate strategy e-course. None of them are to push an agenda or to sell products. Rather, they are to help you understand the impact of different types of carbohydrates on YOUR body and proceed accordingly.

I choose joy. Joy is power. 

Speaking of joy – today’s workout was a nice change of pace. Definitely some muscle burn but it didn’t get me too winded.

“Mad Season”
Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
DB Push Press (35’s/20’s)
50′ Back Rack WreckBag Lunge (50/35)

On the food front:

I was in the mood for greek yogurt after my workout so that’s what I had. Lunch was a cobb salad & dinner was brussels sprouts & grilled chicken.

Here’s to eating what works for you and makes you feel amazing.

PS: If you’re new to these posts, listen to this podcast episode to get the scoop on what changes I’m making in my life and you can start back at my first daily post here.

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