Truth about Carbs

Chances are that you know someone who’s either on or been on a low-carbohydrate diet. It seems so easy; some folks lose a lot of weight on such a diet, but how many end up gaining it all back? Research shows that 1/3 to 2/3 of people who diet will regain more weight than they lost after they go off the diet.

Carbohydrates are not all good or all bad! A healthy diet includes both simple and complex carbohydrates like whole grains, rice, beans, oats, quinoa, spelt, fruits, vegetables… the list goes on because the variety of healthy carbs is wide and diverse. The reality is humans need carbohydrates to fuel their bodies. The key is to know WHICH and how many carbohydrates to eat and which carbohydrates to avoid!

Also, it’s all about moderation.  Be sure to limit your portions and consider the recommended serving sizes.

Easily digestible carbohydrates, such as white bread, pastries, sugary foods, and sodas enter the bloodstream quickly and should be limited in your diet. Only eat them in moderation or on special occasions and make sure you have them in small amounts. Focus instead on complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, oats, barley, and whole wheat.

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