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I need my carbs....at least the good ones!

This morning's breakfast consisted of a small whole wheat bagel with greek yogurt, apples and a drizzle of local honey. In my perspective it seems to be a good start at the very least, but truth be told I really need to cut out most carbohydrates. The only problem with that is, I really don't want to set myself up for failure so early in the game. I honestly think that carbs are important for your health, but choosing the right carbs and eating them in moderation is the key. Studies have shown that eating a diet that omits carbs altogether, is harder to maintain in the long term, and also creates substantial rebound weight gain once carbs are re-introduced. The most effective way to lose weight is to omit refined carbs and sugars, add healthy carbs and grains such as quinoa, teff, and other whole grains; and eat them in moderation. A low-glycemic diet is really what I'm aiming for in hopes that I can still eat some of the foods I love; while making better choices and losing weight at the same time. There's a great article on fitnessmagazine.com for those of you who may want to look into it a little further. They even give you a breakdown of low-glycemic foods to help you tweak things and make some healthier choices overall. My prayer today is for a future of a healthier lifestyle, eating to live not living to eat.

Blessings and love,
Reyna 

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/weight-loss/plans/diets/the-slow-carb-diet/






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