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.
All other vegetables are very important too because a plant-forward diet is the most effective way to lose weight. You may be surprised to learn that vegetables are carbs, but they are typically low in calories, rich in vitamins, and high in fiber, so they can do wonders for your diet. Look to increase your intake of carrots, peas, beans, beets, parsnips, and lentils.