#BodyPositive – dare to eat rice!

Carbohydrates are part and parcel of a balanced diet.  Our bodies need to burn fuel to provide enough energy to carry out our day-to-day activities.  Each food group has its purpose and all are equally important in our diets.

People trying to lose weight are usually surprised to learn that I don’t shy away from carbohydrates.  They think that in order to maintain a healthy weight, I avoid carbs like the plague.  That’s not true.  I eat balanced meals everyday.

Depriving our systems of essential nutrients will only prove detrimental to our health in the long term.  If carbohydrates really make one fat, why do the Japanese eat rice and noodles daily and still maintain a healthy weight?

In fact, the Japanese is arguably the healthiest population in the world.  Some of the longest-surviving people come from Japan!  If carbohydrates were indeed so harmful, wouldn’t they be terminally ill at a very young age?

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Moreover, I lurve, lurve, LURVE curry and curry is best enjoyed with rice, noodles, bread and potatoes!  The carbohydrates absorb the thick, delicious gravy so that each mouthful feels like my tastebuds are in glorious heaven.

Healthy eating means we shouldn’t deprive our systems from the nutrients it needs to function properly.  Balanced meals are essential to our well being.  So don’t be afraid of carbohydrates.  They’re not evil.  Just keep your meals balanced so you’re eating enough of all food groups.

Wishing you fun,

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