Choosing the Right Carbs to Lose Weight
Part of the Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies Cheat Sheet
One of the main problems with a high-carbohydrate diet is that it triggers the production of too much insulin, which leads to fat storage and diabetes. By cutting back on the sugar in your diet and by choosing carbohydrates that are high in fiber and nutrients, you can keep your insulin levels under control, get off the sugar high/sugar crash roller coaster, and stop storing so much fat!
Here are some sugar-swapping substitutions you can make in your day-to-day food choices.
|Instead of This||Eat This|
|White pasta||Brown rice pasta, whole wheat pasta, or quinoa pasta|
|Fruit juice||Green tea|
|Soda||Mineral water with a squeeze of lemon or lime|
|White rice||Brown rice or quinoa|
|Junk food snack||Crunchy raw vegetables|
|Ice cream||Greek yogurt|
|Breakfast sweet roll or muffin||Slice of whole-grain toast topped with scrambled egg|