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Blog- Not All Carbs Are Created Equal. Which One Should You Eliminate?

Not All Carbs Are Created Equal. Which One Should You Eliminate?

 

Do you know the difference between good and bad carbohydrates? 
If you don't, that's okay. That's what we're here for! 

A lot of people say they’ve sworn off carbs, but in
reality, they should only be eliminating the type that’s
bad for them: refined carbs. 

When you hear the word refined, you may think of a refined 
gentleman. But not in this case. Refinedcarbs are stripped 
of their fiber and nutrients, whichyour body needs. 

Good carbs, on the other hand, are full of fiber and 
nutrients. 

Some sources of these carbs are steel cut oats and brown rice, 
and they're called complex carbs. You can enjoy these types 
of carbs with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks!

Is it such a big deal if they're low in nutrients? 

I mean, there’s a whole industry designated to selling
supplements so we can just pop a pill to get our vitamins,
right?

Well, studies have actually shown that consuming bad carbs
have negative, long-term effects on your health. 

So yes, it is a big deal! Especially when you’ve made the
decision to incorporate healthier habits into your life. 

For example, have you ever been eating a bag of cookies,
suddenly looked down and saw that most of the bag was empty? 

We all have, and guess what? That could very well be a result
of consuming bad carbs. 

Those refined carbs, even though they can be delicious, have
actually been linked with overeating. Good carbs let you know
when you're full, but bad carbs actually encourage you to pig
out! 

So, what started out as enjoying a cookie or two has turned into 
a total calorie bomb, and one that your body isn’t cutout to 
fight. 

Whenever you overeat, you’re at risk of gaining weight and adding 
inches to your waistline. Those extra inches can lead to obesity, 
which can cause you to develop Type 2 Diabetes, which means that 
your body can no longer process sugar the way it used to. 

If that happens, you can pretty much say goodbye to sweets and 
treats, and don’t we all deserve the occasional slice of
cake? 

As you’re cutting out refined carbs from your diet, be sure to
search for healthy alternatives. For example, search for snack
cakes that are low in sugar and high in complex carbs. 

With the right combinations, you may very well trick your brain
into thinking that you’re indulging!

Be sure to fill up on complex carbs, such as oatmeal, brown
rice and other whole grains. They can make you feel full enough
to not even want a bag of cookies or piece of cake! 

Pro Tip- Every meal no matter what time of day should have a
protein and a vegetable/fruit in it.

I often have fruit in the morning with my breakfast, and vegetables
with my lunch & dinner. Remember, fruit and veggies are carbs 
too. It should go without saying, they are good carbs (Fructose).

 


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