Carbohydrates are always portrayed as the enemy. But not all carbs are bad for you!
Fruits, vegetables, and nuts can all be classified as carbohydrates. But you want to eat those! When we are “hating on carbs” we are referring to those sugar-filled fake foods that offer no nutrition for your body. Think things like cakes, cookies, pastries, soda, juice, candy, ice cream, etc.
When we say “carb free after 3,” we mean those “bad carbs” listed above and some of the higher sugar fruits and potatoes.
This is an example of how to incorporate carbohydrates into your diet:
Oatmeal as part of breakfast
Fruit in your morning snack
Sweet potato at lunch
~then, flip gears in the afternoon~
Nuts in your afternoon snack
Plenty of vegetables on your dinner plate