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Why Eating The Right Carbs Will Keep You Slim

For more than two decades people have been taught that eating carbs makes you fat. However, a research study by the University of Colorado in Denver has found that eating the right kinds of carbohydrates can actually help you lose weight and keep it off.

In the study, they followed more than 4,000 people and found that those who ate carbs were actually slimmer than people who didn’t eat carbs. Now before you get excited and run and grab a pizza, it’s important to know that there’s a difference between those types of carbs and the ones that will help you stay slim.  The carbs that help you keep those extra pounds off are called resistant starch carbohydrates.

What Are Resistant Starches?

Resistant starches are carbohydrates that are a bit more challenging for your body to break down. White flour found in cookies and bagels isn’t difficult at all for your body to break down. However, whole grains and many fruits and vegetables are. For example, beans, bananas, potatoes, and whole grains are all good for you because they contain resistant starch.

How Does Resistant Starch Help You Lose Weight?

Resistant Starch helps you lose weight in a number of ways. The first and perhaps most easily noticeable is that it fills you up. When you eat resistant starch you feel full. Think about the difference between eating a muffin and eating a bowl of oatmeal, especially steel-cut oats. And you feel full for longer. This is because it takes resistant starches longer to digest and enter your bloodstream.

Resistant starches burn slowly. They help optimize your blood sugar levels too. This means a regulated metabolism, fewer cravings, and more energy.

They also noticed that resistant carbs helped reduce belly fat and helped people increase muscle mass. Muscle burns fat faster than fat. They also reduce bloat. Resistant starch digests slowly and helps to keep your colon clean. They’re great for digestive health.

We need carbohydrates for energy and can be eaten even when following a meal plan to help you lose weight. The key is to make sure you’re eating the right carbs. Look for whole grains, beans, potatoes, and products made from whole grains. Whole grain bread, cereal, and even whole-grain pasta can help you lose weight. Of course, don’t forget about fruits and vegetables too. They’re packed with fiber, carbohydrates, and nutrients you need to get healthy and lose weight.

Our diet plans, which can be found in the EZDietPlanner & Fitness Tracker™, contain the right amount of Resistant Carbs as well as Fat and Protein to help you take the weight off and keep it off! To schedule an appointment at one of our Weight Loss Centers in the Philadelphia area, click here now.

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