10 minute meals 🙌
Asian fried rice made with cauliflower rice (this is just blitzed cauliflower), ginger, spring onion, peas, grated carrot, chili, spinach, a splash of tamari, chicken and topped with a gooey fried egg 🍳
Using cauliflower or other vegetables such as broccoli as a rice replacement is an easy way to lower the carbohydrate and calorie content of a meal. It also increases the fibre content and adds vitamins and minerals ☺️ You can also mix it with rice to increase volume☺️ You can also try courgette or butternut squash noodles 🍝
So, does lowering carbohydrates automatically equal fat loss? Nope. The main thing is to be in a small caloric deficit. Making simple swaps like this can help to promote satiety and lower the calorie content of a meal without compromising on volume ☺️ Also people tend to feel like they’ve lost weight when they cut carbs. This is because you lose some water weight, not body fat, when you eat less carbohydrates. Simply your body holds some water with stored carbohydrate and when you eat less carbs, you hold on to less water.
Carbohydrates are an essential part of our diet for energy, gut health and sporting performance. They also provide us with fibre and certain B group vitamins☺️
Personally, I feel best when I follow a high protein, higher fat and lower carb diet (not no carbs, I still eat fruit, veg, oats, potatoes, whole grains etc) but this is just me personally! I feel good and it allows me to stay in a caloric deficit at the moment☺️ _
When weight loss has been studied, once protein and calories are controlled there aren’t any greater benefits with a low carb diet or a low fat diet. At the end of the day, it’s what works for you which is best. A lot of people just try to eat a certain amount of protein and let their carbs and fats fall wherever once they fit their overall calories and come from nutrient dense sources.
Try it out and see what feels good for you and what allows you to live a happy, healthy life while training and feeling good in your body ☺️ #BeckyLyonsNutrition #Carbs #FriedRice #LowCarb