Don’t be afraid of Carbs! Complex Carbs are exactly what you need to reach your weight loss goals!
Your body requires fuel to burn fat, your body requires fuel to exercise, your body requires fuel to lose weight. Without the proper fuel you will only be spinning your wheels, trying to reach your weight loss goals and never accomplishing those goals. So don’t be afraid of carbs, learn the benefits of complex carbs and which to eat!
What is a Carbohydrate?
There are actually two type of carbs and your body processes each differently.
- Simple Carbs are shorter, they break down faster, leading to quicker release in the body. Which can lead to spikes in your blood sugar, and they don’t contain as many vitamins, minerals, or fibers that your body needs.
- Complex Carbs consist of starches and fibers making them slower to break down. They take more work to digest, therefore they deliver energy more steadily and help keep your blood sugar levels more stable.
Both break down into glucose (Blood Sugar) in the body. Which is how carbs provide your body with energy. However, the slower release and the steady energy is what you are looking for to maintain a healthy diet and lose weight.
Why do you Need Complex Carbs?
Carbohydrates are the bodies main source of energy. They fuel your brain, heart muscles, central nervous system, and your kidneys. The fiber in complex carbs also help you feel full and keeps your blood cholesterol levels in line. Your body can store extra carbohydrates in your muscles and liver for use when you’re not getting enough carbs in your diet.
A Carb deficient diet may cause headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, nausea, weakness, bad breath, constipation, and mineral or vitiman deficiencies.
Benefits of Complex Carbs:
Complex carbohydrates are a top source of dietary fiber, and eating a fiber rich diet reduces the risk of:
- Heart Disease
- Colorectal Cancer
And My also aid is:
- Weigh Loss
- Reducing Cravings
- Felling Full
Wondering what foods contain complex Carbs?
- Wheat Breads
- Whole Grain Breads
- Sprouted Grain Bread
- Brown Rice
- Whole-Wheat Pasta
- Whole-Grain Cereals
- Sprouted Grain Bread
- Black beans
- Dried Peas
- Garbanzo beans
- Kidney Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Dried Apricots
- Butternut Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
- Green Peas
- Dil Pickles
- Brussels Sprouts
- Egg Plant
You might also wonder, what are some Simple Carbs?
- White Bread
- White Rice
- Sugary Drinks
- Fruit Juices
- Sugary Desserts
How many grams of Carbohydrates do you need?
While everyones body is different, most adults should get between 40% – 65% of their calories from carbs, depending on their personal health and weight goals.
Overloading on complex carbs or any food packs on calories and will eventually lead to weight gain, so it is important to keep a healthy well balanced diet.
Are Simple Carbs forbidden?
Absolutely not! You can occasionally indulge in a sweet treat. However, those foods should be the exception and not your everyday carbohydrate selections, as this will lead to weight gain and a whole array of other potential health issues.
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL NUTRITIONAL GUIDES TO HELP YOU LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE!
ARE YOU READY TO EAT A Complex Carb Diet? CHECK OUT SOME OF MY FAVORITE Low Carb RECIPES HERE:
- Chicken and Asparagus
- Egg White Casserole
- Chicken Bacon Casserole
- Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp
- Salmon and Farrow with Green Onions
- Turkey and Kale Stuffed Peppers
THE BEST EXERCISES FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Complex Carbs are the best carbs for weight loss, they provide the fuel and energy you need to burn calories and exercise.
Everyone’s body is different however, most adults should eat between 40% – 65% of their calories from carbs, depending on their personal health and weight loss goals.
Yes, a Low Carb diet can be great for weight loss, however, you do not want to reduce carbs too low. A Carb deficient diet may cause headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, nausea, weakness, bad breath, constipation, and mineral or vitamin deficiencies.