Choosing the Right Carbs to Lose Weight - dummies

Choosing the Right Carbs to Lose Weight

By Dan DeFigio

Part of 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