Hi lovelies, it's another munching with Bubzille session, and this session is all about healthy and unhealthy carbohydrates.
It was easy to go on a low carb diet when I was losing weight. Now that I'm all about trying to maintain the weight lost, staying away from carbs just doesn't seem like a good long term plan. I mentioned in my last MWB post that we should try to avoid refined foods as much as possible, but it's really sad that a lot of the carbohydrates we eat are refined. The good news is that there are healthy carbohydrates out there, I just need to introduce you to them. Well since this is a short post, I'll make my talk brief and straight to the point.
MEET OUR HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY CARBS
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These are also known as good carbs and they are natural and unrefined. They include whole grains like oats, wheat corn etc, beans, fruits, and vegetables. In addition to these, more examples include whole grain cereals, whole wheat products (make sure to read the labels, because some contain refined sugar) and brown rice. Healthy carbs are digested slowly and they help you feel full longer and keep your blood sugar and insulin levels stable.
These carbohydrates typically are high in fiber, which takes the body longer to break down and helps stabilize blood sugar levels.
These are also known as bad carbs. They are foods such as white flour, refined sugar, refined snacks, and refined rice that has been stripped of all bran, fiber, and nutrients, most cakes, soft drinks, cookies or chips, white bread, white rice, alcohol, etc, the list is endless. Unhealthy carbs digest quickly and cause spikes in blood sugar levels and energy.
Bad carbohydrates are broken down by the body too quickly to provide an adequate source of nutrients, vitamins or energy. Because these foods are so quickly digested, your body will experience a quick spike in energy levels followed by a crash in energy.
Now that I've introduced you to these cool carbs, I advice that you choose wisely. For sustainable weightloss, choose GOOD carbohydrates, not necessarily LOW carbohydrates or NO carbohydrates as part of your mealplan.
REMEMBER: HEALTHY FOOD DOESN'T MAKE YOU FAT, IT'S EXCESS FOOD (HEALTHY OR NOT) THAT MAKES YOU FAT. So eat with moderation.
NOTE: You can contact me for a Healthy carbohydrate (1200, 1400, 1600 and 1800 calories) weekly meal plan (not free oh).
Now let me get back to work...