Carbs are found in many foods and you want to eat the good carbs versus the bad, otherwise the carbs, sugars abd starches will make you gain instead of lose. Carbs like white and wheat bread, sugar, white potatoes, white rice, pizza crust all raise sugar levels in the bloodstream. Rye Bread will slow dugestion, help keep you full and is a better carb choice. Food that is low glycemic improves weight loss. Fruits, veggies and whole grains are the best way to get your carbs. Barley, Brown Rice, Barley, steel cut oatmeal, quinoa, Kasha, Shredded Wheat. Beans and nuts are an excellent source of slowly digested carbohydrates kidney beans, lima, black beans. lentils, etc.
Flaxseeds are the ultimate low-carb fiber source, I add them to everything. They have soluble and insoluble fiber.
Low carb fruits are pears, peaches, plums, cherries, apples, kiwi, all kinds of berries.
So eat the good carbs because almost all the non starchy vegetables and low sugar fruits are high in both fiber and nutrients.
4/29/12 2:02 P
You can eat more than just vegetables. You get calories from all foods. You could get protein from meat. Veggies & fruits provide carbs as well. Eat some pasta and bread would also add carbs. How much are you under by?
If I'm kinda low on carbs for the day, I can usually add a whole wheat tortilla to my meal. Ie: I'm having a tuna/vegetable salad & fruit for lunch...so I'll put some of the tuna/cucumber/black bean salad in a wrap. If you eat a lot of veggies, maybe you can try putting some of the veggies in a tortilla or pita or something. Also, you can drink milk with your meals-- 2 cups a day would be 24g of carbs & 160 calories (for skim milk).
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If you share your food tracker we can probably get a good idea of what you're lacking and best help you.
Depending on how many calories/carbs you're missing, try adding some oatmeal or granola with breakfast. When I'm really low for the day and really need to up my intake, I'll add a cup of pasta as a side dish to my dinner, along with the lean protein and salad I almost always have. Toss with a little olive oil and add some zucchini or other veggies to a cup of cooked pasta (2 oz dry). This will add at least 320 calories and plenty of carbs. Fruits are also generally higher in calories and carbs than veggies.
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72 4/28/12 9:56 P
It feels like I eat and eat and eat. I usually don't go over my limits on fat or protein, but, I'm not getting all of my carbs or calories. I have been eating alot of vegetables. What else can I eat?
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