I'm sat in my kitchen, coffee brewing, trying to decide what to write about this afternoon when my girlfriend kindly serves me my pasta and chicken lunch. Then it hits me, CARBS! Lets talk about carbohydrates.
In my day to day job as a diabetes dietitian carbohydrates are key for optimal glycaemic control for my patients. So I've come to learn a thing or two about carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates get bad press. Typically, they are associated with weight gain with seemingly every celebrity endorsing cutting them out to achieve that celeb body. But what is it about carbohydrates which predisposes them to weight gain?
The truth is, carbohydrates aren't necessarily the bad guy or associated with weight gain. Instead, it is the portions of carbohydrates that people choose to eat which cause an excess calorie intake which consequently leads to weight gain.
Carbohydrate is umbrella term for several sub categories of food. The first of is known as starchy carbohydrates. Classic examples of...