If you are a vegan or vegetarian, you are probably using protein foods like lentils, chickpeas, mung beans and tofu that are also high in carbohydrates. This means you won’t usually need to add ‘extra’ carbohydrate foods like rice or pasta to your meals because they will simply overload your energy requirements and may lead to fat gain, except in those people that are extremely active. Even if you’re not vegetarian or vegan, you may tend to really ‘load up’ your plate with carb foods like rice. Instead, prioritise (more) veggies, then meats and healthy fats (like nuts, seeds, and avocado) and reduce the number of high-carbohydrate foods on your plate. If you are vegetarian use quality protein sources such as sprouted legumes, nuts and seeds and you will probably not require extra carbohydrate foods like grains.
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.