Carb Hacking

Hey guys! Coach Mike here!

Lots of us have a fitness goal, but that last thing we want to change is what we eat. 

Here, Coach Mike talks about his own experience with carbs. He loves his omelette from the deli around the corner, but never realized how many carbs were in the meal. 

Do you have a comfort meal that you love? Do you think you'd have to stop eating it if you want to lose weight? You might not have to! Check out Coach Mike's recommendations.

The Take-Away:

"If we do what we've always done, we'll get what we've always gotten." When I decided to make this video, it was so mind-blowing how simple it was to make this meal MUCH more healthy. We need to eat balanced meals, but there are so many times where what we think is balanced, isn't.

Some tips for you at home:

1) Track what you eat, even if it's just for a little bit. I would have continued to eat all the potatoes, toast and jelly if I never looked into what I was actually getting out of that meal.

2) Don't be afraid to make compromises. When I saw the amount of carbs in the meal, I didn't just stop eating the meal or never ordered it again, I looked at the data and removed what I felt comfortable with to make it a healthier meal.

3) Think about your comfort meals, your go-to meals. Are they heavy in fat, protein or carbohydrates? If you have a fitness goal, the next time you step up to the plate (literally) think about what you're about to eat and ask yourself, "What compromises am I willing to make?" Measure what you're doing, document it and then stick to that plan for a while to see if it helps.

Living and eating healthier first depends on your goal, then taking actions that match your goal. If you want to be ultra-skinny like a super model, you're going to have to eat a strict diet for a long time. If you just want to lose a few pounds, making compromises like this, consistently, will start moving the needle on your fitness goals.

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