If you’re losing weight, cut back on those carbs, right? Actually, your body relies on carbohydrates as an important source of energy. In fact, the body uses carbs as fuel to burn fat when you work out, so cutting them out of your diet isn’t a smart weight loss move.
Of course, that doesn’t mean all carbs are ideal for weight loss.
If you want to drop pounds faster, you should you limit processed carbs such as white bread and pastries. Instead, enjoy more beans and whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread and pasta, and fruits and vegetables, which provide a host of nutrients and fiber, are low in calories, and can help reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease.
Other Things You Should Rethink…
Frozen fruits and vegetables are less nutritious than fresh ones.
Produce picked at the peak of ripeness does have more vitamins and minerals, but nutrient levels drop during shipping and storage. Frozen veggies and fruit, on the other hand, are usually picked ripe and immediately flash frozen, so they retain most of their nutrients. For calorie control, be sure to select frozen produce without added sugar, syrup, sauces.
Eggs have too much cholesterol.
One large egg has 213 milligrams cholesterol, and health experts suggest limiting dietary cholesterol to 300 milligrams a day or less (200 milligrams a day if you have heart disease, diabetes, or high LDL “bad” cholesterol). However, dietary cholesterol’s effect on blood cholesterol is still a mystery, and studies suggest that saturated fat and trans fat may have a much bigger impact.