I'm sure you have heard to "Eat Less Carbs." Heck, you my have even heard this from me! The supposed concern is that carbs may send blood sugar (glucose) levels soaring, which in turn may send insulin production into overdrive.
But a growing body of research is finding just the opposite. For people who need to watch their blood sugar, a very high-carbohydrate diet is actually good for you. What's critical is the type of carbohydrate. Certainly, if you're eating refined carbs like white bread and sugary desserts, blood sugar levels can shoot up.
You might get the idea that I'm going to ask you to REDUCE your carb intake from the subject line. But that is the exact opposite of what this newsletter is about. In fact, many people will find that they can actually eat more carbs and lose more fat when they follow the simple advice I'm about to give you.
You see, the typical American diet is full of processed, sugar-laden carbs that contain very little if any fiber. High-sugar/low-fiber carbs are what I refer to as "fat-storing" carbs. They're definitely the type of carbs you'll want to avoid if your goal is to obtain a flat stomach and a trim waistline.
But carbs alone aren't the enemy. Instead, if you "reverse" the typical American trend and begin consuming carbs that contain LESS sugar and MORE fiber, you can actually begin enjoying more carbs in your diet while dropping more of those unwanted pounds.
The other benefit to these carb sources are that low-sugar, high-fiber carbs are generally minimally processed (if at all) by nature.
Some examples of my favorite high-fiber, lower-sugar carbs are:
-Beans (i.e. kidney beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, pinto beans, lentils, etc.)
-Most Fruit (apples, oranges, apricots, peaches, pears, kiwi, mango, melon, plums, blueberries, raspberries,
blackberries, cherries) -
While these are a bit higher in sugar, they're very slow absorbing (Lower Glycemic Load) and super high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other important nutrients, so still a good carb choice.
All green vegetables
Sprouted grain breads (such as Ezekial Bread)
Wild rice, brown rice
Remember, low-sugar and high fiber is the way to go!
To your best health,
Owner/Body Basics Fitness
5 Powder Horn Drive Warren, NJ 07059