The author goes over a few ideas on how to cut back on carbs and eat more healthful. There will always be carbs but one must be mindful of what they are going after. One of the biggest problem foods are things that are highly processed. Those carbs are easy to break down and can lead to diabetes and other diseases. Start slowly and cut those highly processed and starchy foods down if not fully for one week to make that difference and not go cold turkey.
- Despite the bad rap that carbs get, people need carbs to live healthily. Choosing carbs that are nutrient-rich is key to a healthy lifestyle.
- Though we often think of bread and pasta as carbs, beans, legumes, fruits and seeds are also carbs. Instead of reducing carbs to lose weight, consider switching to whole carbs.
- Eating fewer carbs at dinner is a good idea. Earlier in the day our bodies are better at processing carbs so try to keep carb consumption low at night.
“Highly processed carbs — white bread, sugary cereal, white rice, regular pasta and bagels, for example — produce rapid rises and drops in blood sugar, which can lead to weight gain.”