GOAL REACHED! 80 POUNDS LOST!
If you were to commit to high carbohydrate diets and give protein the backseat in your diet, what would you eat? It’s normal to feel a bit of panic when making this decision, especially if you’ve always consumed the standard Western diet loaded with meat, cheese and grease. Rest assured, the panic will dissipate when you see how many delicious foods you can actually eat on a high-carb diet.
In fact, this is the simplest diet you could ever consume. You don’t have to give up foods because you can simply find healthier alternatives that are in line with your healthy way of life. For instance, if you love white rice, just make the switch to whole-grain brown or wild rice. Better yet, expand your horizons and give millet, wheat berries, quinoa, buckwheat and bulgur a try. These are all nutrient-rich, natural foods that will nourish and energize your body naturally.
Here’s something exciting about a high-carb diet: you can eat your white potatoes without guilt! Potatoes and other roots will fill your stomach up while nourishing your body and keeping your energy running for a long time. In addition to the basic potato, expand your horizons and give some of these roots a try:
If you don’t know what some of these things are, look them up and find them in your local store or farmer’s market. Exploration and discovering new food loves is part of the excitement of embracing a healthier diet.
If the thought of enjoying a bowl of squash and zucchini turns your stomach, you haven’t learned how to make it to the satisfaction of your taste buds yet. But you will because there are thousands of recipes using squash online, and they incorporate a variety of cooking methods, ingredients, textures and flavor profiles. You can even hide it in homemade soup if you just want the nutritious benefits, and there are tons of nutritious benefits in squash.
Besides the standard butternut squash, think about spaghetti squash, buttercup and pumpkins. Go for a turban squash or banana squash. Keep trying until you find one that hits your palate with pleasure.
Beans are a staple of any high-carbohydrate diet because they are filling, nutritious and valued highly by the digestive system. Think beyond the basic garbanzo beans, black beans and pintos to include some of the following:
Don’t forget brown, red or green lentils and split peas because they are delicious and highly nutritious as well. You can center thousands of meals around any type of bean, so get creative in the kitchen and create extraordinary meals that work magic for your body.
The list of foods of delicious foods that you can enjoy on a high carbohydrate diet could go on for much longer, but you get the point. Don’t focus on what foods aren’t healthy for your new diet. Focus on finding new foods that you love, and then use foods that don’t fit as occasional treats. It’s not about deprivation. It’s about giving your body what it really wants and needs the majority of the time.