Carbs aren’t all bad. They provide great nutrition (and they taste damn good!) But it’s hard to hold back, so we eat more, and more, spike our blood sugar and feel crappy (and guilty!) afterwards.
Rather than build your meal around them, make them an afterthought or garnish. If you’re looking to trim your waistline, limit your carbs to a portion that’s the size of the palm of your hand per meal (about 1/2 cup cooked grains like oatmeal, pasta, or rice; 1/2 of a medium potato, or 1 slice of bread). You can also visualize this as 1/4 your plate.
You may need more or less depending on where you’re at with your goals. To really up the results, ditch carbs altogether at dinner. Instead, treat yourself to some extra non-starchy veggies and be sure you’re getting some high quality protein to keep you satiated. Remember this “handy” tip (ha!) at every meal 😉