Lack of education among the masses is one of the leading causes behind so many loss failures. As a matter of fact, lack of education gives birth to several misconceptions and superstitions. One such misconception is regarding carbohydrates. People think that carbohydrates are all bad and that if one can reduce carbohydrate intake, or even better, totally avoid carbohydrates, then loss will become easy. However, that is completely wrong.
There are actually two types of carbohydrates available: the good and the bad. You should of course avoid the ‘bad’ carbohydrates but the ‘good’ ones will provide your body with the much needed nutrition and energy. In this article I will tell you what types of carbs you should consume and which ones you should avoid to ensure quick weight loss.
1. The Bad Carbohydrates: In case you don’t know, processed foods contain a lot of carbs. However they are bad carbs. These foods do contain some nutrition in their natural state but as soon as they are processed through several food processing stages, much of their nutrition and value is lost. What is left are empty calories which only make you fat and nothing else.
Examples of such foods are chips, white bread, pasta, soft drinks, cakes, biscuits, candies, etc. These foods should be avoided at all costs, if you are serious about loss, that is.
These processed foods contain a lot of sugar and as you might be aware, sugar is rich in calorie content. The more sugar you consume, the fatter you become. These foods offer very little nutrition to your body and since they have very little fiber content, they are easily converted by your body into fat deposits.
Apart from gain, eating processed foods regularly can also result in diabetes, since your blood sugar levels increase so much that it becomes extremely difficult for insulin to control it.
2. The Good Carbohydrates: So what are good carbohydrates? Good carbohydrates can usually be found in natural foods, such as raw fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds, wholemeal pasta, wholegrain wheat, etc. These foods contain carbs for sure but not the ones that would make you fat. Unlike the fast carbs contained in the processed foods, these are slow carbs which take a long time to digest; therefore, you don’t get fat. Plus they also contain a high amount of fiber. Fiber will keep you full for a long time. If there was ever a natural way to suppress your appetite, then this is it.
Remember that not all carbs are bad. Making the right decision regarding carb consumption can result in quick weight loss.