Power to the CARBS!!!

by Christina @ The Athletarian on October 2, 2012

There are SO many October challenges going on and I don’t even know where to start or how many to join!  I find it hard to keep up with more than one thing but there are too many good ones this month so I am going to have to make some serious decisions!  One of the ones I noticed yesterday was The Eat Clean Diet’s CLEAN CARBS Challenge!!  October is going to be focused on choosing Power Carbs.  A challenge promoting carbs?  Count me in!

As a vegetarian, carbs are my saving grace.  I eat them all day and night.  A lot of people give carbs a bad reputation because they associate the word with white bread, cookies, and candy.  What we all need to realize is that good carbs exist!  Fruit and veggies are carbs!  You NEED carbs in you life.  Don’t cut them out, just eat the right ones, okay?

Here is a cute little infographic showing some good vs. bad carbs:

Just like with the Strike Sugar Challenge, there is going to be a Clean Carb prize pack featuring David’s Tea, Sweet Pure Honey, and Oxygen Magazine.  All you need to do is snap photos of ways you’re ditching bad carbs (via Instagram), tag @eatcleandiet, and use the hashtag #cleancarbs.  Read more details here.

I started on the right track this morning with my oats and berries and the rest of the day followed suit!

What is your ultimate favourite carb?

Are you participating in any challenges this month?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Destini October 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm

OooOOO my favourite ultimate carb is hard, it is a toss between sweet potato and kale.

I will be joining you in this challenge!!

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2 Cara D October 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I’ll be doing this one! My favorite would probably be oatmeal! But I also love veggies!!

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3 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Love this!!!!

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4 Ed October 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Bananas! My little bulldog and I share the same love…

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5 Angie @ Fitness Girl Kitchen October 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

As I have become more of a vegetarian than a carnivore, I’m relying more and more on clean carbs. They keep me going…hello sweet potato, kale and cauliflower (that’s my new to go carb/veggie).

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6 Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance October 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

OATS! wow i definitely love those…so glad they are a good carb:)pretty much everything on the good side i absolutely love…i just love some on the other side equally as much so I gotta work on that;)

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7 Julie October 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Hi! My name is Julie & I am a carbaholic! Seriously I don’t think I can pick a favorite one. Oatmeal and all kinds of fruits & veggies. Also pasta, which I try to only eat wheat pasta, but still I love it.

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8 thegetinshapegirl October 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Ultimate favorite carb…… either bananas, mangoes or sweet potatoes. Unless I’m in North Carolina (where I’m from) then it’s biscuits or corn bread!

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9 Shaylene October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

Sweet Potatoes are number one. Followed by Bananas!

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10 Life's a Bowl October 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

This sounds like my kind of challenge- I am a carb fanatic! Fruit, veggies, grains… They’re all tasty to me and one of my favorite sources of fuel :)

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11 Rachelle October 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Love this! As a runner carbs are my best friend. But I definitely agree that you gotta eat the good ones. I eat a lot of healthy carbs and they keep me energized and running happy. :) :)

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12 Vivian October 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Awesome, I’m in, too!

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13 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate October 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Carbs are the best :)

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