This Seems Like a Bunch of Carbs

“I want to try the Full Plate Diet, but it seems like a bunch of carbs” is a common statement that comes across my desk.  Well, here’s the scoop.

You have to eat carbs to survive. Period. Your body needs them to perform all kinds of functions. The secret to our madness is eating the right carbs that contain great stuff like fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. These also keep you full longer because they take longer to digest. The big kicker…they’re perfect for weight loss because they’re naturally lower in calories.

These are the right carbs

Foods like pineapple, pecans, black beans, apples, and carrots are included in this list. Do those sound like bad foods to eat? Of course not! These complex carbohydrates are in the categories of whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. They are supercarbs that your body loves! 

But be wary of the not-so-great-for-you carbs. You know them. They’re the highly processed, mainly white flour products that have been ripped of all the natural goodness that they once had in them. These foods contain little nutritional value compared to the supercarbs mentioned above.

It’s simple. Keep it simple. Fill your plate mainly with those great complex supercarbs to fuel your body, and they’ll also help you see your scale number go down for long lasting success. Yes, you can do it!



Amy Hanus

Amy Hanus is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science. She bikes, lifts weights, and creates some outrageously yummy, yet surprisingly easy recipes. She’s also the Social Media brain for Full Plate Living. Catch her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest anytime.

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