Most people decide to go on a diet and immediately eliminate carbohydrates. However, while white bread, white pasta, and baked goods with white refined flour might sabotage your weight loss efforts; all carbs can’t be painted with the same red brush.
Carbohydrates don’t make you fat.
In fact, if you cut carbs completely out of your diet, sure you’d be eliminating many starchy foods, but you’d also be eliminating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, resulting in serious food cravings that would send you on a supersized binge at the nearest drive-thru burger joint—STAT!
Carbohydrates are essential for energy and brain function, and if you consume the following ten nutrient-dense, fiber-rich carbs, you’ll stay fueled, lose weight, and stay full all day long…
Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which means that it dissolves slowly after you eating, keeping you sustained for much longer than, say, crispy rice cereal. Plus, food studies link oatmeal to blasting visceral fat, which is the hard to combat fat that sits around your mid-section and your vital organs (i.e., your heart).