FACT: Sugar is a preservative used in many of the foods that we eat. But sugar and other simple (bad) carbs come in many shapes. Watch out for carb overloads in all your food options.
1. HOLY CARB CRASH, BATMAN
Hummus has a lot of good, complex carbs that digest slowly. However, PITA CHIPS can add up nearly 400 extra calories AND 35g of carbs! These are the quick carbs that make you crash. Moderation is key, Split a plate like this among 4 or 5 people!
2. LITTLE CARB, BIG CARBS, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
I see a carb crash looking at me!
Pasta salads are a common side dish for sandwiches. But a hoagie roll alone (no toppings) is 210 cals & 33 g of simple carbs. Add to this a side of pasta salad (4oz) at 300 cals and 25g of simple carbs. One lunch, 58g of carbs (not counting the toppings on the sandwich). Try soup! Soup fills you up and certainly has less simple carbs than pasta salad.
3. CHIPS APLENTY, CARBS GALORE
This one got me. Just check out the carbs and the ingredients on each choice. You be the judge! For a few more calories , ZERO carbs, and less preservatives, I’d say go with the pork skins. What’s Tocopherol? Do you eat that?! (Shoutout to bitoff.wordpress and MrPringleslaystome.blogspot for the pics)
4. FEEL LIKE PIZZA?
Pizza is too easy to eat, mindlessly. Get back to using eating tools and try a low-carb tomato bisque loaded with cheese and goodness. Skip the crackers, and enjoy ALL the flavor of 2 slices of pizza at 1/3 of the calories and 90% less carbs.
5. CHECK OUT THE GOOD CHOICE CHART.
IT IS ALL ABOUT KEEPING “GOOD COMPANY”. Pair up with less starch and more protein and fresh veggies. You will see the difference as you EAT MORE and LOSE MORE!