Joel Marion, CISSN
there are plenty of BAD carbs out there
(think white bread, sugar, desserts, etc)
you don't have to completely elminate
carbs from your diet in order to burn
fat fast, especially when you choose the
RIGHT sources. Having said that, below
are my top 4 choices for belly-blasting
carbs. They'll leave you full and satisfied,
while helping you toward your fat loss
goals to boot!
#4 - Berries & Cherries
like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
and cherries (although not technically
a berry) are some of the BEST carbs you
can eat. They are high in fiber, packed
with antioxidants, and score extremely
low on the glycemic index, especially
cherries which come with a GI of just
enjoy fresh berries for dessert several
times a week and it's an awesome, nutritious
way to finish off any meal. Great as a
snack, too! Try them on top of greek yogurt...
#3 - Sprouted Grain Bread
grain bread, like Ezekial 4:9 bread (one
of the most popular brands of sprouted
grain breads) is a great way to include
bread in your diet without all the issues
associated with white breads and even
100% whole wheat breads.
Ezekial bread is organic, sprouted, 100%
whole grain flourless bread. A 2-slice
serving even contains 8 grams of complete
protein, and 6 grams of fiber, so don't
give up the bread, just choose the right
#2 - Quinoa
brown rice is thought to be the healthy
grain, theres one even better, and
is a gluten free grain that contains double
the protein of brown rice along with greater
fiber content and a lower glycemic load.
only that, but quinoa is the ONLY grain
to contain complete protein and the full
spectrum of amino acids. It comes in several
varieties, including oatmeal-like
flakes and its wholegrain rice-like
it as an oatmeal substitute for breakfast,
in salads or casseroles, or as a wholesome
whole-grain, high protein side item to
any lunch or dinner meal.
#1 - Beans, Lentils, and other Legumes
and Lentils, part of the "legume"
family, just may be my #1 choice for a
healthy carbs. Packed with loads of fiber
and protein, these guys come in so many
different varieties that you'll never
get board: lentils, chickpeas, black eyed
peas, black beans, red beans, kidney beans,
navy beans, butter beans, lima beans,
pinto beans...and the list goes on.
of their fiber & protein content,
along with their versatility, I eat something
from the legume family in at least one
of my meals daily. I'd highly recommend
you'd do the same!
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