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High Carb Foods -The Truth
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Even if you have never struggled with your weight before, you have heard the horror stories about high carb foods and why everyone around you is so fat. You have no doubt heard all of the diet plans that are going to eliminate every example of high carb foods from everyone’s meal plans. You have heard that high carb foods are causing cancer and single handedly killing off young people across the globe. There are so many myths surrounding high carb foods that it might be impossible to pick the fact from the fiction.

Myth One: High Carb Foods are the Only Reason People Gain Weight

The truth: people gain weight for a number of reasons, including not being active, improper portion control and forgetting their liquid calories. Of these, improper portion control is more likely to lead to serious weight gain than high carb foods in the long run.

Myth Two: High Carb Foods are not Needed in the Diet

There have been quite a few diet plans that suggest that you can eliminate carbs from the diet completely and even more than a few that have said that you should do so. Not only is it next to impossible to remove all high carb foods from the diet, it is ill advised to even try.

The brain, arguably the most complex organ in the body and the one that is the most important to life, relies on high quality carbohydrates as its only energy source. If you don’t feed the brain what do you get? Think about every zombie movie that you have ever seen with decaying corpses meandering around saying “brains, brains”. That’s just about what you would feel like. Come to think of it, maybe the average zombie would stop chomping on your neighbor if you tossed him a ring ding or a quick donut.

Myth Three: All Carb Foods are High Carb Foods

Not all carbs are created equally. In the world of the chronic and constant diet, there are those who can recite the glycemic index of any food in the free world. For those of you who do not know, the glycemic index is a rating system that tells you how much or how fast a food will impact your blood sugar. All high carb foods tend to create a rush of sugar into the blood which in turn causes a flood of insulin and then to weight gain. A low carb food does not cause the sugar rush and typically does not set off all of the panic alarms in the body. They are absorbed much more slowly so that you are not immediately hungry once again.

Myth Four: High Carb Foods are Worse Than Sodas or Even Beer

The truth: sodas are high carb foods and their calories count just like eating a candy bar would. That is the problem with most sodas in the first place with people forgetting that they do have sugar and calories and can cause serious weight gain over time. Beer has sugars in it as well although not as much as a can of soda but those calories should still be tallied for the day as well.

Learn how to make healthier food choices today. At Strip That Fat you will be taught about healthy eating and exercise you can do for the long-term.

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