The first thing most people do when they find themselves wanting to lose weight is to begin a diet. And to most people a diet only means to stop eating. This isn’t true! If you want to be healthy then stop eating high calories and carb laden foods and start eating simple foods like veg, fruit and graiins. But, what is a Carbohydrate Anyway?
Carbs are a part of a health diet. Eaten regularly, carbs do notlead to weight gain, unless they are eaten to excess. Weight gain is caused by overindulgence of food and underindulgence of exercise Neglecting your exercise routine and ignoring your calorie intake will lead to weight gain. The main source of energy for both mind and body come from carbohydrates.
They provide oxygen and energy to our cells, therefore cutting carbs to an extreme, like many fad diets recommend can have bad side effects. Of course, as with everything there is always the good and bad, so cutting sugary carbs can have extremely healthy and fat burning effects. When trying to lose weight aim for the below listed foods that are all healthy carb based. If you are asking, where can I find carbs? Here is the answer.
Cereal, pasta, rice and wholegrain breads. These foods are crucial as they are generally quite light when eaten in moderation, so always follow package recommendations for serving sizes. These foods are crucial as they are generally quite light when eaten in moderation, so always follow package recommendations for serving sizes. They are wholesome for you in addition to being rather filling and beneficial to your digestive system since they are high in fiber.
Fruits. Did you know that fruit are classified as sugar carbs because they are high in sugar? But, they are natural, and are much lower in calories than cakes, biscuits, lollies and the like. Fruit has a high water content, so eating a few pieces a day takes care of some of your daily water needs and provides plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Vegetables. The best food that you could eat in unlimited amounts without jeopardizing your health,would most likely be vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are the best, as they contain plenty of minerals and antioxidants. Want to feel energized? Eating a good mix of bright, colorful vegetables daily will help cleanse your body. Usually, within the range of not less than 5 serving of vegetables a day for low calory naintainance.
As far as weight loss diets go, there doesn’t seem to be any long term difference between a low carbohydrate diet or a low fat diet. Perhaps the best way to achieve a healthy weight is to watch your calorie intake which includes choosing healthy carbohydrate sources such as whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables while avoiding the high calorie foods.
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