Monday, May 13, 2013
DON'T eat less carbs (Do THIS instead) - Part II
We discussed our simple "carb rule" that doesn't require you to eat less carbs, but rather transition your carb intake to follow the rule at hand:
Eat less sugar; eat more fiber.
We also shared with you some simple things you can eliminate from your diet completely to drastically cut down on your sugar intake, including sweetened beverages, fruit juice, and many "hidden" sources of sugar like sauces, dressings, breakfast cereal & bars, and many brands of yogurt.
And then of course there are those "snack" foods that you already know you should be avoiding, except for the occasional indulgence, but are likely creeping into your diet on a daily basis.
But the real question is, how can you cut out these foods without feeling deprived?
Easy! Eat more fiber-rich foods!
Fact is, fiber-rich foods are much more filling and satiating than sugary foods, giving you much more food volume per calorie. So, not only will you avoid a ton of sugar and excess calories, but you'll also be MUCH more satisfied and full.
Here are some of the best fiber-rich foods for a flat stomach and a full belly!
Black Eye Peas
So you've got a lot of choices there ;) And that's not even an extensive list!
Again, by replacing sugary foods with fiber-rich foods, you'll automatically cut a tremendous amount of calories from your diet while enjoying much more filling and satiating meals...a clear win to keep your belly satisfied and your waistline slim!