MYTH: Carbs are fattening. Limit yourself from eating high carbohydrates food when trying to lose weight.
FACT: Carbohydrates, also known “Carbs” are the body’s main source of fuel for energy. You don’t have to limit all carbs to lose weight. There are two main types of carbs: simple carbs (sugars) and complex carbs (starches and fiber). Foods that are high in complex carbs-like fruits, veggies, and whole grains-provide a healthy supply of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. But simple carbs from cake, candy, cookies, and sugar sweetened desserts and drinks, including alcohol have many calories and few nutrients.
The Government dietary guidelines advise eating plenty of unrefined grains, like brown rice and whole-wheat bread, cereal, and pasta. They also suggest that fruit and veggies should make up half of what is on your plate.
TIPS ON EFFECTIVE WEIGHT LOSS:
Reduce the number of calories you take in and increase the amount of physical activity you do each day. Create a healthy eating plan that mixes carbs, fat, and protein.
ALSO, TRY TO LIMIT CARBS PRIOR TO BED TIME. YOUR BODY USES CARBS FOR IMMEDIATE FUEL, WHICH ISN’T NEEDED IF YOU’RE ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS.