Carbohydrates & Diet
Many dieters who want to lose weight and who are following a weight loss diet are afraid of carbohydrates. But this is quite unnecessary. Because many carbohydrates are perfect diet foods and are excellent for weight loss.
US Diet Guidelines
According to most experts, we should get about 55 per cent of our calories from carbohydrates, even when dieting.
Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbohydrates
Simple carbohydrates are not good for weight loss and weight control. The best example of a simple carbohydrate is refined sugar.
Complex carbohydrates are not bad for weight loss. In fact they are very good diet foods. They are medium-calorie food but they are ideal for a weight loss diet because they fill you up and keep you full longer. They are also good for a diet because they help regulate your appetite and reduce cravings.
Diets & Fat
Don't spoil your diet (or your carbohydrates)
by adding fat, like rich sauces, oils, or other high-fat toppings like
butter, sour cream, or mayonnaise. These calorie-dense add-ons turn good
carbohydrates into diet-killers.
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