Happy World #PASTA Day! A day that is specifically for celebrating one of the b…
Happy World #PASTA 🍝 Day! A day that is specifically for celebrating one of the best sweet treats given to man… pasta! Aka: CARBS
Now, we’re usually the bearer of bad news when it comes to sharing the true numerics of your favourite treats so today we thought we’d withhold from spoiling this special day and instead share how you CAN have a pasta in your diet and STILL lose weight! ☝🏼First, the science 🔬. The body doesn’t recognise food as good ✅ or bad ❌ instead it is recognised simply as macronutrients so protein 🍗, fats 🥑 and carbs 🥖. The simple science: Quite simply if you want to: 🔘LOSE weight you need to be in a calorie deficit (eating less then you’re expending energy wise). If you want to 🔘GAIN weight then you need to be in a calorie surplus (eating more than you’re expending energy wise). If you want to 🔘MAINTAIN your weight then you need to be consuming the same energy (calories) as your Total Daily Energy Expenditure – which is what you burn on a daily basis inclusive of your activity. So for this reason provided you’re meeting your macro 🍗 🥜 🍞 and micronutrient🍓 🥦 requirements and maintaining the optimal caloric intake – you CAN have your pasta 🍝 and eat it too within a balanced diet. Now to the logic 👉🏼 Realistically speaking if you’re trying to sustain a restrictive diet you’re going to be a human ticking time bomb. Chances are you’ll have adherence issues ultimately breaking consistency and counteracting your efforts. Restrictive diets and poor relationships with food lead to binge eating and blow outs and subsequent weight fluctuations. So today people, and every day.. you can enjoy pasta and know that if you’re wise and make the right choice OR a macro friendly version it doesn’t have to ruin your diet but instead compliments it as part of a balanced 80/20 approach! 👉🏼 Have your carbs and eat them too.
Credit – @equalution