Thursday, October 18, 2012

Calories, Calories, Calories

We've talked about Calories and making it simple.  We've talked about forgetting the grams of saturated fat & carbohydrates to make losing weight simple.


If you are ready to take the next step...I promise it will be simple....here you go.

A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, right?  Yes...calories, themselves, do not discriminate.



Let's talk about carbohydrates and let's keep it SIMPLE not COMPLEX.

Simple in the topic of carbohydrates are not the good ones.  Remember this, if it is simple; don't overdo it.  Simple carbohydrates are the ones you will find in: biscuits, cakes and pastries, chocolate, honey and jams, jellies, brown and white cane sugar, pizzas, prepared foods and sauces, soft drinks and sweets and snack bars.  You know the food you enjoy.

Complex carbohydrates are found in: bananas, barley, beans, brown rice, chickpeas, lentils, 
nuts, oats, parsnips, potatoes, root vegetables, sweet corn, wholegrain cereals, wholemeal, breads, wholemeal cereals, wholemeal flour, wholemeal pasta and yams.  

I know...where is the white bread fit into all this: biscuits, pastries and cakes, pizzas, sugary processed breakfast cereals, white bread, white flour, white pasta and white rice are refined starches; Complex Carbohydrates.

So what does this mean to you and how is this simple?  

Your body needs carbohydrates for energy.  Cutting carbohydrates out of your diet may help you "lose" weight but will also cause you to lose "energy."  So what do you do?  

It's easy:
If it's SIMPLE: small amounts.
If it's COMPLEX:  If it's made with white flour; small amounts.  If it's not white enjoy in moderation of course.  Everything you eat should be in moderation.

Remember we talked about calories.  1 gram of Carbohydrates are equal to 3.75 calories so the secret is if it is high in fat and carbohydrates...not a good thing to indulge on.

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