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Craving Carbs? Here's Why And What To Eat Instead.

You know the feeling. That intense craving for carbs when all you are trying to do is eat clean and healthy. What do you do when this craving hits? Do you avoid it completely? Do you cave in? Or do you try your best to find a healthier substitute that satisfies the craving without derailing your nutrition plan.

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7 Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, chances are you’ve been told that carbs (at least the starchy ones) are a no when it comes to what you can eat to net the result you are looking for.

And if you’ve worked with a Life Time Coach, you may have been recommended to prioritize non-starchy vegetables and some fruit as your main source of carbohydrates at meal time.

This recommendation is a good one, as we live in world that prioritizes highly-processed foods for their convenience and tasty flavor profile – so it’s often really easy to overeat carbohydrates in comparison of our fat and protein needs.

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How to Cut Your Carb Intake

Are too many carbs getting in the way of your fat loss?

Although most people know eating too many carbohydrates can negatively impact our health and waistlines, this simple recommendation is one of the hardest behaviors for many to implement on their weight loss journeys.

Perhaps you’re intimidated by this kind of fundamental dietary change. Maybe you’ve tried breaking up with carbs before with minimal to no success?

Whatever the current role of carbs in your diet or your past experience in trying to reduce them, the following tips can help you re-envision a lower carbohydrate lifestyle. Read on to learn simple and effective ways to reduce your carb intake for the long haul!


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"Low Carb" Living: What Can It Do for You? 

When you read the term “low-carb,” what comes to mind? 

Do you automatically flash to the Atkins Diet – the most popular, virtually no-carb “fad” diet that’s been around for nearly fifty years? Does it bring you back to those first dreadful weeks of your South Beach Diet foray?

Perhaps “low-carb” makes you think of portion control or boring meals of blandly baked chicken with a sad little iceberg salad topped with low-fat dressing.

If so, you might ask yourself - is this as good as low-carb gets? (Spoiler alert: the answer is no.) 



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Eat This, Not That: Healthier Carb Substitutes

Early in your healthy eating journey, it’s not uncommon to rely heavily on familiar foods - foods that you’re comfortable with and that happen to fit your new eating parameters.

Take a single day in your new eating routine, for example. At breakfast, scrambled eggs with a side of avocado are great tasting, familiar and filling. Grilled chicken salad works well for an at-work lunch. Baked tilapia with steamed broccoli make for a quick and easy dinner option that can be seasoned for added flavor. No doubt, that’s a healthy day of eating!

Extrapolate that day’s worth of healthy meals into a week or two (or a month), however, and you’re sure to run into “meat and veggie” burnout. (And you thought it was just you....)

If you find yourself pining for variety or missing your favorite foods,  stop now and release the guilt. (Doesn't that feel good?) You have so many more options than you might think! Are you ready for some new healthy menu choices? Check out these “eat this, not that” alternatives for instant mealtime inspiration. 


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What You Should Know about Resistant Starch 

Not everything you know about starch is necessarily correct. 

With regard to starch, our minds tend to wander to those blood sugar spikes, the insulin overload, and the inevitable energy crashes - not to mention their ability to stop efficient fat loss dead in its tracks.

For starchy carbs, these associations would be mostly correct - albeit incomplete. There's more to the story, it seems.

Consider for a moment that one kind of starch may be a boon to your gut health and perhaps even an aid to your weight loss endeavors.

Enter the concept of resistant starch. What is it, how does it work, and what could it offer you? Read on to find out more.


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What You Should Know About Diet, Cholesterol and Health

When it comes to diet, cholesterol and heart health, you’ve probably heard something along these lines:

Eating fat raises cholesterol. Cholesterol causes heart disease. If saturated fat raises cholesterol and, cholesterol is supposed to cause heart disease, then eating saturated fat or cholesterol increases the risk of developing heart disease. Therefore, you should avoid foods containing saturated fat and cholesterol, like butter, bacon, red meat and eggs.

The above ideas have been repeated so many times by health and media organizations, most people think they’re proven facts. However, research going back more than 60 years has yet to show saturated fat or dietary cholesterol has any causal effect

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