Hi guys, I’m just wondering what foods everyone uses to get their carb intake up? Or what combos you use? The same goes for sugar intake, any tips or combos you guy use? The main time I have trouble getting in the calories/carbs is breakfast, which is when I need them – so far my highest waking temperature is 36.6, but I have trouble finding foods that have high calories/carbs. Currently I eat something like breakfast cereal (22g carbs per 30g serving), toast (24g per slice), rice (from a packet, roughly 50g carbs). So i’m just wondering if you guys know any simple/quick meals that have high carbs – or just foods that have a high amount of carbs per gram. The main reason I struggle is purely because I cant eat a lot of starchy things like toast and rice without getting sick of it quickly. Any ideas?
Fruit is high in carbs and sugar and you can sprinkle a little salt or sugar on it. Dates are a great source too and those are really quick. Potatoes are also high in carbs and get you pretty warm if you add some salt and they’re really tasty if you also add some butter. You could boil some before and then reheat them in the morning or make a hash and then reheat some in the morning if you don’t have time to do that.
Pancakes and french toast are really warming for me and you could make a big batch and then reheat them so they’re quick. Add a little bit of fruit for variety and maple syrup and you have a tasty breakfast!
Banana bread is great too and you could make a big batch of that and then have it throughout the week. I know those last few things are starchy so maybe not exactly what you were looking for.
As far as carbs per gram, I think Matt did a post on that a few days ago and he mentioned that while one food may be really high in carbs it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more warming (he used potatoes in the example i think, which are very warming but there are other foods that have a higher carb per gram ratio).