by Loretta Hardman
What is the difference between good and bad carbs and slow burning carbs?
Also this food lovers diet looks to be a good diet for most everyone. What do you think?
Lifetime Fat Loss Answers:
Carbohydrates are the main source of blood glucose. They supply the body with energy. The good carbs, the low glycemic ones, are the slow burning carbs. These are complex carbohydrates, the 100% whole grains, legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables. It's the nutrients these low glycemic carbs contain, the fiber, the germ and the phytochemicals that take the body longer to process. Insulin is released gradually over many hours; hence the slow burning affect.
The "bad" carbs are the high glycemic carbohydrates, the simple sugars that are in highly refined white foods, white breads, pastries, table sugar, white potatoes, high fructose corn syrup, sodas, muffins, etc. that hit the bloodstream quickly and cause the insulin spikes.
I think you're referring to my food lovers diet and yes, this is the best way for everyone to eat. Since you are diabetic you will want to be particularly careful about not eating sugar or any high glycemic foods. Did you see my low and high glycemic food lists? When you eliminate sugar and other high glycemic foods you will find that you lose your cravings pretty quickly.
Fats are what make food taste good and good fats do NOT make you fat. The body is triggered to store fat only when dietary fats are eaten WITH sugar. When you eat whole, fresh, unrefined foods in their natural state you will be eating the "good" carbs that are slow to metabolize providing you with sustained energy all day.
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Questions for Lifetime Fat Loss.
Like Lifetime Fat Loss? Please tell a friend!
Subscribe to our Free monthly newsletter, "Nothing to Lose But Fat!"
Learn the latest tips for losing fat, get recipes to balance your blood sugar and find out how so many others are losing weight permanently!
April 17, 2014 "At Last...Healthy Snack Foods" - issue 029
December 22, 2013 "Lose Weight During the Holidays?" - Issue 028
November 5, 2013 "Biggest Barrier to Losing Weight?" - Issue 027
September 2, 2013 "Fresh Peach Smoothie Recipe" - Issue 026
August 5, 2013 "Cold Gazpacho soup - A Perfect Summer Recipe!" - Issue 025
July 18, 2013 "Drinking Water to Lose Weight" - Issue 024
June 5, 2013 "Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Are Saturated Fats Ok Now?" - Issue 023
May 9, 2013 "When Are Foods With a High Glycemic Index Ok?" - Issue 022
April 17, 2013 "Do Calories Count?" - Issue 021
March 28, 2013 "A Tabouli Recipe" - Issue 020
February 3, 2013 "Low Fat Fish Soup Recipe" - Issue 019
January 6, 2013 "Get Skinny With Detoxing!" - Issue #018
December 17, 2012 "What's For Christmas Dinner? - Issue #017
November 19, 2012 "Low Glycemic Breakfast Burrito" - Issue #016
October 26, 2012 "Juicing For Weight Loss" - Issue #015
September 30, 2012 "Healthy Munchies for the Low Glycemic Plan" - Issue #014