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.
Beyond all the benefits already provided in other whole grains, oats also contain beta-glucan which Upton says can help lower cholesterol. Eating oatmeal in the morning is a great breakfast choice for weight loss. According to Levinson, oats are an excellent whole grain carb pick since they can keep you feeling fuller longer and will prevent a blood sugar spike.
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