Who says you have to give up carbs to trim up your waistline? Carbohydrates are the main source of fuel for the body and should be eaten daily! The trick is finding the right carbs that leave you feeling fullest for the least amount of calories and fat. Here are a few suggestions to throw on the grocery list. Combine these with a good fitness routine and you’ll lose weight faster than you could imagine.
Why give up bread when you don’t have to?
There’s no reason to steer clear of the bakery at the grocery store. Looking for the right information on bread will make the difference between bread being slimming or fattening. Start with the fiber content. For 1 slice of bread you should be somewhere above 4 grams of fiber per slice. The healthiest breads contain at least 6! Next, you want to look at the fat grams. Remember, it’s the total fat grams you are interested in. Many labels trick you into seeing the grams for saturated or trans fat at first glance. The total fat grams should be extremely low in a healthy bread product; we’re talking 1-2 grams at the most! Last is the calorie content, while this isn’t quite as important as the other two, it’s always smart to keep a good eye on your calorie intake. The healthier bread options range from 90-110 calories per slice.
Carb filled breakfasts that keep you 100% full and satisfied
Heart friendly oatmeal wins out against all other competitors for a deliciously satisfying breakfast. Steel cut oats are the best option when it comes to selecting your oatmeal. Although the cooking time is a bit longer than your average bowl of oatmeal, the taste and nutrition are absolutely worth the wait. Skip the instant packs of flavored oatmeal, which are mostly sugar and stick to oats in their pure form. To sweeten your oats use an all-natural sweetener such as Stevia, containing zer0 calorie! Add a pinch of cinnamon and sliced bananas to the mix and this breakfast will keep you coming back for more. Cold cereal can be a terrific choice for when you are in a hurry…granted you choose the right one. Remember; stay high on the fiber and low on the fat and calories. For ultimate wellness with cold cereal, select one that has a protein content above 5 grams per serving.
Don’t forget these figure friendly veggies
Many veggies contain little to no carbohydrates at all and work pure magic on your body. Keep clear of the regular spud and opt for sweet potatoes instead. There’s nothing like baked sweet potato fries to make dieting a dream. Our other favorite vegetable options include squash. Spaghetti squash smothered in homemade marinara is hands-down better tasting than any pasta. Acorn squash baked with a touch of olive oil and lightly sprinkled with salt & pepper is incredibly filling. Squash can be a great option for any meal…including breakfast. Throw some sautéed zucchini in your next morning omelet and see what you’ve been missing! There’s no reason to eat salads for every meal. By making the right choices, carbohydrates can help you trim down while enjoying each moment of your diet.
Author Bio: My name is Dakota Heim, an aspiring young author with an obsession for health! That’s how I found myself involved with Triu Naturals which really helped expand my knowledge of improving health naturally.