If you want to lose weight or are striving to achieve a high level of health, limiting grains and sugars is essential.
Vegetables, however, are acceptable and encouraged.
Most people don’t actually need carbohydrates for survival. As long as you consumed enough high-quality protein, fat, water and minerals, most people would be fine without eating carbs.
However, a zero-carbohydrate diet is not the ideal plan, because vegetables (complex carbohydrates) are necessary to achieve the highest level of health.
Complex carbohydrates are starches found in beans, nuts, vegetables and whole grains. Your body prefers the carbohydrates in vegetables rather than grains because it slows the conversion to simple sugars like glucose and decreases your insulin level.
On the other hand, grain carbohydrates will increase your insulin levels and interfere with your ability to burn fat. For this reason, most grains should be avoided, while most vegetables are acceptable.
Although whole foods like vegetables are ideal, for times when you are travelling or not able to prepare your food ahead of time, consider the Manna Low GI Shake. This healthy convenience food provides the essential nutrients your body needs in a formula that will not cause an insulin response and will keep you fuller for longer.
Simple carbohydrates, the other type of carbs, are sugars such as those found in candy, fruits and baked goods. Your best bet is to strictly limit or completely remove these sugars from your diet. If you must have some sugar, RAW honey is the best substitute.
So, the basic principle of weight loss is to stay away from anything produced from grains, like bread, pasta, rice, cookies, doughnuts, etc.
Also try to stay away from sugary foods and drinks, like candy and soft drinks. Both grain products and sugar causes an insulin spike, which stores extra energy in the form of fat.
Follow the program in the FREE Manna Weight Loss e-book for easy, healthy weight loss.