It is Sunday.. so we are prepping for a great week ahead.. or some are saying.. "Ok, Monday I will start eating better".. . whatever the case may be.. if you want to eat better, you need to create a better meal.
The meals of the past were based on a protein, a starch, and a veggie.. simple.. but what we have found is the one component of that meal structure that negatively effects most people in their "gut/ midsection" is the "starch"....
There is almost a co-dependency to starch in our culture. People can give up meat and the vegetable.. but the breads, pastas, and potatoes are a completely different story.
There are some people that get borderline lion-like when you threaten to take away their "starch"... Why?
The starch is the morphine during pain, the xanex during stress, and the alcohol to a New Years Eve...
The starch is the addiction. The roots of this addiction are based on our love for Sugar. That, combined with a dehydrated American population creates the addiction.
The molecular makeup of WATER is H20. The molecular makeup of a carbohydrate aka starch is C6H12O6- so you can see there is water encapsulated within the carbo...
So.. if you are dehydrated, your body and mind will fight to get water- whether through a poland springs bottle or via a buttered roll.
Your body is primal and wants the WATER.
The fastest way to kill a carb addicition is to get hydrated. The next is train your "ordering" skills to double the vegetable, and keep the protein.. making no space left for the starchy carb.
Finally-- most people out there are not totally in love with the pasta for example-- but they love the texture.. so finding an alternative like Black Bean Pasta- which is rich in protein and vegetable based will help you find you experience the "texture" without the negative sugar spikes of starchy carb intake.
I write practically... because that is all that matters... functional, simple solutions that help people WIN. No B.S., No gimmicks, No fads. #TrainLikeAPro