When it comes to fitness and weight loss, carbohydrates are a complicated subject. On one hand, they’re necessary to build and maintain muscle mass. On the other hand, reducing your carbohydrate intake can be part of a successful weight loss program. If you are trying to reduce your carb intake as part of a balanced nutrition program, don’t cut them out completely. You might find that eating carbs before and after your workouts maximizes your energy during training and helps with recovery.
Lunch is a common place where extra carbohydrates can sneak into your diet. If you frequently dine out, those fast sandwiches, wraps, pasta and rice-based dishes can cause your weekly carb intake to skyrocket. This is why we’ve pulled together healthy subsitutes and a few best practices for packing easy-to-prepare, low-carb lunches.
Whether you like to make your lunches for work in the morning, or do meal prep for the week, follow the basics rules on the following slides and your lunches will be the envy of all your co-workers.
This article is courtesy of our friends at PrettyFit. Check out their site for more recipes, nutrition tips, and to learn about their products.