Why Carbs Are My New Best Friend

Victoria With Kettlebells Victoria With Kettlebells

So this week I began week 4 of my training and nutrition program ready for July. The first 3 weeks were extremely testing and I found it hard not to go outside my recommended macros, but I’ve really surprise myself and sailed through to week 4 more positive than ever.

The human brain is very clever at keeping you focused when you begin to see results and I have found that because I am sticking to my diet, while focusing hard on my training the results are very very visible.

The one thing I have realised in this process so far, is the huge importance of good, strong, healthy carbs. Although I never avoided carbs before seeking advice from my fabulous coach, I didn’t truely believe they were my ‘friend’ but when you become restricted to a certain amount a day, you soon realise that carbs are a necessity for both performance and sanity!

I currently eat 5 to 6 meals a day, of which 4 contain some form of good, solid, healthy carbs. Without these my performance in the gym would seriously suffer, and that’s the last thing I need after a day at work.

My favourite carby meal at the moment is my macro pasta bake!

200g of 5% fat mince beef
100g of Chopped, tinned tomatoes
60g of Green beans
20g of Feta cheese
Pinch of pepper

I put all this together into a glass dish, cut the feta cheese into tiny pieces and sprinkle it over the pasta and mince. Grill for about 10 minutes so the pasta on the top goes slightly crispy and the cheese melts between the gaps!

Meal consumption:

Calories 433
Carbs 29g
Fats 14g
Protein 48g

Do I consume carbs on a non-training day too? Of course! Although carb consumption should be lower on rest days, even when you’re not in the gym your body will be on the look out for ‘fuel’!

About the Author

My name is Victoria Thornewell, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Leicester. I am currently a PhD Nutrition brand ambassador, working closely with Monster Supplements to bring you the advice you’re looking for, getting you the results you want through the right product recommendation. I have been in the fitness industry for over 18 months now, and I am thrilled that I can be part of such an amazing team. Both Monster Supplements and PhD Nutrition offer their customers the best products as good prices and with proven results. Age: 22 years old Height: 163cm Occupation: Marketing Coordinator, Hospitality Room Manager and Bikini Fitness Athlete. Achievements: I am currently the UKBFF Stars of Tomorrow Junior Bikini Fitness champion (2015) having won back in July. This was my first ever bodybuilding competition, so I am thrilled to be carrying the title. I am also previous Miss Leicester beauty queen (2014/15) having been in the modelling industry for over 3 years. My goals? Work my butt off so that one day, my idols become my rivals.
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