Not to pick on Warburtons but their medium sliced soft white bread (600g) has as much as 45.4g of carbohydrates per 100g of bread.
It gets worse with white rice.
Tilda’s pure basmati rice has as much as 77.7g of carbohydrates per 100g serving.
This is sad news if you like eating Eastern dishes or you simply like the convenience of making boiled rice.
But fear not there are some very simple ways to reduce your carb intake without spoiling the enjoyment at meal times.
Below are my favourite ways
1. Spiralised Courgettes
Known as zucchini in some parts pf the world this long cucumber looking veggie is soft enough to spiralise by hand – my preferred method.
I add it as a side to curry and your main protein based meal to avoid the bloaty carb intake of white rice that is sometimes the most convenient way to serve an evening meal.
I bought my spiraliser at Morrisons for about four quid and it helps to make lovely looking ‘cougetti’ every time.
2. Cauliflower Rice
Much less carbs than the original, cauliflower rice is easily made by first chopping the cauliflower into quarters.
Next take a box grater and use the side with the small holes to make the rice.
I even grate the stalk.
Place the grated cauliflower rice onto a paper towel or clean cloth and press until the moisture disappears.
Transfer the rice to a frying pan with a teaspoon of coconut oil and fry lightly stirring occasionally and you’re done.
3. Baked Sweet Potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes are simply that – lovely and sweet.
But they do contain carbs so should be enjoyed in moderation.
I try to save eating baked sweet potatoes and other carbs on a training day so that my body can build and repair and come back fitter and stronger.
I usually scrub sweet potatoes, stab them with a fork all over and then bake them until the inside becomes soft – delicious.
Remember that the body does need carbs to repair and build, especially when you’re hitting the exercise, just go easy on non-training days and try one or all of the alternatives above instead.