Find out which foods can help you shed pounds.
One of the biggest misconceptions about weight loss is that you have to cut out carbs – it’s just not true! Many studies have shown that you can lose weight on a high-carb diet. For one, it makes a diet a lot easier to stick to. Secondly, you need the carbohydrates to store energy so you can have effective workouts in the gym and burn fat. Carbs take a lot longer to break down than any other food group, so they keep you full and prevent blood sugar spikes. We spoke to registered dietitians Jessica Levinson and Julie Upton to find out more about which carbs to choose and how to enjoy them.
Farro, Sorghum, and Barley
These lesser-known whole grains provide similar health benefits to the previously mentioned carbohydrates but are also high in fiber, B vitamins, and protein. Above all else, they keep you full, which is a great thing when you’re looking to shed pounds! Sorghum, in particular, has more antioxidants than blueberries, which is something many of us may not realize when we are navigating the grocery store.