Setting up a proper fat loss program is what will prime you to see the results you’re after. Part of that program needs to be a good diet plan that will keep you feeling satisfied, provide the energy you need to get through all your fat loss exercises, and ensure that you are happy with what you’re eating.
If you attempt a fat loss program that only includes bland and boring foods the chances that you stick with it will be much lower and you’ll likely fall off in a few week’s time.
Let’s take a quick look at the top four carbohydrate sources that you should be considering for your fat loss program.
Whether you want to have them as your breakfast or for a quick snack on the run, oats are a terrific source of carbohydrates that will supply you with plenty of fiber and contain almost no sugar at all. Oats can be flavoured many different ways such as by adding some cinnamon to the bowl, stirring in some low-sugar maple syrup, or adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder after its finished cooking. All of these will add minimal sugar or fat to the dish and will support your fat loss program very well.
Second, the next food that you should consider that’s a great source of both protein and carbs is quinoa. This is especially good for those who are eating a vegetarian diet because of the fact that it is a complete source of protein while oatmeal is not. Since vegetarians often are slightly short on their protein intake, adding this to the mix could help solve that problem.
3- Sweet Potatoes
Third, another great carb source for your fat loss program is the sweet potato. This carb is slightly higher in nutrients than the regular potato counterpart and actually tastes quite a bit better as well. It will release more slowly into the blood stream after eaten therefore producing less of a blood-glucose spike and reducing the chances that fat gain occurs. Cook a bit batch up over the weekend and freeze them to make things very convenient for yourself during the week.
Finally, the last carbohydrate source that you may want to add to your fat loss diet program is barley. Barley is a really nice alternative to brown rice and works especially well in soups or stews. If you’re someone who is getting pretty tired of meals of brown rice and chicken, give barley a try. Sometimes it’s just a simple change of pace that will really make the biggest difference in your overall desire to stick with it.
So make sure you don’t overlook any of these carbohydrate sources. Remember, carbohydrates aren’t necessarily ‘bad’ for when you are on a fat loss program but it will make a difference what ones you choose. You must choose correctly if you are to have results.
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Keep Moving, Stay Fit,
Martin Bolduc, CPT, ACE, BCRPA
Lean Body Challenge Champion
** Martin Bolduc is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Express Fat Loss and the winner of the Lean Body Challenge 2008. Martin is a Certified Personal Trainer ACE and BCRPA and a natural bodybuilder. Martin helps hundreds of clients to reach their goals. Get your Special Report on Express Fat Loss
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