Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » The 10 Best Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

The 10 Best Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured

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…

1. Oatmeal

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).

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 15 Surprisingly Delicious Low Calorie Foods
    When you think of zero calorie foods, what comes to mind? Likely celery! There are many jokes surrounding this “negative” calorie stick as a diet option.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Tips for Keeping Portion Sizes Sensible
    One very common reason why we overeat has to do with portion sizes. It’s easy to take in hundreds of excess calories in a mindless nosh session, but if you’re looking to shed...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Fad Dieting Tips You Should Ignore
    When it comes to fad diets, you already know that most of the tips they advocate are not building blocks for a healthy diet.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 9 Benefits of a High Protein Diet
    Arguably, high protein diets are also low-carbohydrate (or low carb) diets due to the fact that they restrict carbohydrates and place the bulk of nourishment on consuming...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Surprising Ways to Prevent Overeating
    Overeating is one of the most common health mistakes people make. You can spend countless hours at the gym and stock your house with heart-healthy foods but if you don't know when...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Health Benefits of a Mediterranean-Style Diet
    The European lifestyle is known to promote good health, and it seems like a good portion of Europeans having lean bodies that can make you green with envy.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Obvious Signs of a Fad Diet
    You know the old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is! While making small changes in one’s diet and activity levels can bring increased energy and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 5 Reasons to Spice up your Diet
    Spices are for more than just making bland foods more palatable—they have a variety of health benefits, according to experts.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Ways to Prevent Overeating
    There is a convincing case to be made that you can throw all the trendy diets out the window and eat whatever you want as long as you refrain from doing one very simple thing:...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Foods Every Athlete Should Eat
    Exercising is an important part of staying fit and feeling good. But you need to eat the right foods to fuel every workout and event—otherwise, you’ll be left a step behind the...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Foods to Avoid Before Your Workout
    It’s impossible to get a good workout under way without the right fuel—but not all foods are created equal.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The 8 Dangers of Waist Training
    If you follow celebrity news at all, you’ve likely caught sight of a certain Kim Kardashian selfie that’s getting buzz.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Ways to Better Control Your Food Portions
    One of the biggest challenges to maintaining a healthy diet is to know how much food is enough to get the nutrition you need without going overboard.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Five-Day Fast-Mimicking Diet Safe, Effective, Study Shows
    In the weight loss world, it’s the newest fad: the five-day fast-mimicking diet. Now, doctors are stepping forward to say that the diet appears to be both effective and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Best Weight Loss Programs, Report Says
    [caption id="attachment_27622" align="alignright" width="350"] Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com[/caption] A new report ranks commercial diet programs.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice