Are you a victim of Carb Overload?

You have been diligent about watching the sugar, avoiding the saturated fats but you can’t seem to drop those last 10 – 15 pounds you have been trying to loose.

Maybe it is time to take an honest look at how much refined grain you have in your daily diet. Examples of troubling refined grains are pasta, pancakes, breads, rice, white potatoes, tortilla, chips and other cheap carbs.

An adult who eats 2,000 calories a day should consume no more refined grain than you would get in three small slices of bread. The small slices of bread are the 70 calorie size, not the 120 calorie size we have grown accustomed to over the past few years.

Many restaurants combine multiple carbs in one meal.  That burrito is stuffed with rice into a tortilla.  And don’t forget it the chips that you have been munching on while waiting for the burrito.  Italian restaurants are guilty of serving unlimited bread which accompanies the oversized dish of pasta.

Consuming too much refined grain causes us to forgo the vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains that are good for us. Too many refined carbs has a negative impact on your health as well as weight. It can raise triglycerides and lower HDL, the good cholesterol. Limiting refined grains can lower your blood pressure.

Replace those refined grains with the healthier whole grains which are higher in vitamins, minerals and fiber. The added fiber in the whole grains will leave you feeling full and that will curb your appetite.

Remember: All carbs are not bad. Replace those refined carbs with the good carbs in veggies, fruits and whole grains. You will see and feel the difference.

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