Eating And Health You Don't Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb Audio will be available later today. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Slow carbs like whole-grain breads and pastas, oats and brown rice are rich in fiber and take more time to digest, so they don't lead to the same quick rise in blood sugar that refined carbs can cause. fcafotodigital/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption fcafotodigital/Getty Images Slow carbs like whole-grain breads and pastas, oats and brown rice are rich in fiber and take more time to digest, so they don't lead to the same quick rise in blood sugar that refined carbs can cause. fcafotodigital/Getty Images If you like this article, you should check out Life Kit, NPR's new family of podcasts for navigating your life — everything from finances to diet and exercise to raising kids. Sign up for the newsletter to learn more and follow @NPRLifeKit on Twitter. Email us at … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb
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Getty Imagesfilistimlyanin Question: What's the first thing you think about ditching when you're looking to lose weight?Carbs, right? I mean, the most popular diets out there right now—like Whole30, or the keto diet—focus on limiting carb intake, and they seem to yield pretty legit results. So it only makes sense that if you're looking to lose weight, you'd think to nix carbs from your diet first. But also, cutting carbs seems...really hard (pasta! bread! granola!). Luckily, nixing carbohydrates isn't necessary for weight loss—in fact, most people can lose weight without cutting carbs drastically, says Christy Brissette, R.D., owner of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Chicago. First, what exactly are carbs, and what do they do?Carbohydrates are nutrients, and they're the most important source of energy for your body, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Your digestive system converts carbs into glucose (a.k.a., sugar), which your body then uses for energy … [Read more...] about How Many Carbs You Should I Eat If I’m Trying To Lose Weight?
Seeing extra pounds creep up on the scale or barely squeezing into a pair of lose pants can feel frustrating, especially if you're following a healthy lifestyle. So what gives? The truth is that sometimes weight gain has nothing to do with what you're eating or how much you're working out. Here are other factors that could be standing between you and your ideal weight—plus expert tips on how to fix them. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below You’re not sleeping enoughSkimping on shut-eye won’t just leave you tired the next day, but in the long run, it could cause you to pack on a few pounds. While researchers are still looking at the exact connection between lack of sleep and weight gain, Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH, says one reason may be that you’re simply awake longer, so you eat more overall. “You have a few more hours in your day, so you’re consuming more calories,” she says. What’s more: Getting irregular zzz’s can mess … [Read more...] about 11 Reasons You’re Gaining Weight That Have Nothing to Do With Your Diet
(CNN)The holidays may be a time of love and cheer, but there can be a dark side to all that togetherness: diet sabotage. Whether you have allergies or intolerances, have decided to go vegetarian or simply want to lose weight, the holidays -- especially the food that seems to be everywhere -- can create scenarios that make diet restrictions even harder. "So many people associate different foods and cultural traditions surrounding food with holidays, and also with feelings, and with love and with memories," said Malina Malkani, registered dietician nutritionist and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "And some of the ways food is so wonderful and is such a wonderful part of our tradition and culture, can also be difficult to navigate around the holidays." Malkani says one particular type of problem is "food pushers," who cook or host meals and are invested in those they love eating the special food they have prepared for the holiday season. Plan your strategies … [Read more...] about Diet sabotage: How to navigate the holidays with dietary restrictions
That age-old question, “What should I eat before a long run or race?” plagues every runner. And while some runners prefer to get going on an empty stomach, it’s a good idea to take in a healthy breakfast before working out. An ideal preworkout meal is high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and low in fat—the latter two are harder to digest and can cause GI issues. Try different meals during your training to see what works for you, and give yourself two to four hours to digest. Below are breakfast ideas to choose from according to your dietary restrictions. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Basic 4 low-fat frozen pancakes topped with 1 sliced banana and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Serve with 1 cup low-fat milk. The carbs top off your muscles’ glycogen stores, which are essential for endurance athletes, says sports dietitian Angie Asche, M.S., R.D. “Quick-acting carbs may also increase your performance and your time to … [Read more...] about What to Eat for Breakfast Before Working Out