Eating carbs makes you thin for life
A recent multi-center study found that the slimmest people also ate
the most carbs, and the chubbiest ate the least. The researchers
concluded that your odds of getting and staying slim are best when
carbs make up to 64% of your total daily caloric intake, or 361
That's the equivalent of several stuffed baked potatoes (a food
we bet you've been afraid to eat for decades).
Most low-carb diets limit you to fewer than 30% of total calories
from carbs and sometimes contain as few as 30 grams of
carbohydrates a day.
Carbs fill you up
Many carb-filled foods act as powerful appetite suppressants.
They're even more filling than protein or fat. These special
carbs fill you up because they are digested more slowly than other
types of foods, triggering a sensation of fullness in both your
brain and your belly.
Research done at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom
found that consuming Resistant Starch in one meal caused study
participants to consume 10% fewer calories (roughly 150 to 200
calories for the average woman) during the next day, because they
felt less hungry.
Carbs curb your hunger
According to researchers, when dieters are taken off a low-carb
diet and shifted them to an approach that includes generous amounts
of fiber and Resistant Starch foods, something wonderful happens:
Within two days, the dieters' cravings go away.
The fiber and Resistant Starch fills them up and satisfies them
while allowing them to eat the foods they crave. These good-news
carbs also raise levels of satiety hormones that tell the brain to
flip a switch that stifles hunger and turns up metabolism.
Carbs control blood sugar and diabetes
The right mix of carbs is the best way to control blood sugar and
keep diabetes at bay. In one study at the Beltsville Human
Nutrition Center at the USDA, participants who consumed a diet rich
in high Resistant Starch foods were able to lower their post-meal
blood sugar and insulin response by up to 38%.
Eat the carbs you want, but you need to combine them so that they
don't cause a spike in your blood sugar. Instead of eating
white rice, switch to brown and combine it with beans, corn, or
other high Resistant Starch foods that keep your blood sugar more
balanced than low-carb diets.
Carbs speed up metabolism
Carbs high in Resistant Starch speed up your metabolism and your
body's other natural fat burners. As Resistant Starch moves
though your digestive system, it releases fatty acids that
encourage fat burning, especially in your belly. These fatty acids help preserve muscle mass—and that stokes your
metabolism, helping you lose weight faster.
Carbs blast belly fat
Carbs help you lose your belly fat faster than other foods, even
when the same number of calories are consumed.
When scientists fed rats a diet rich in Resistant Starch, it
increased the activity of fat-burning enzymes and decreased the
activity of fat-storing enzymes. This means that the belly-fat
cells were less likely to soak up and store calories as fat.
Carbs keep you satisfied
Carbs keep you satisfied longer than other foods. Here's why:
Your brain acts like a computerized fuel gauge that directs you to
fill up whenever it notices that its gas tank (stomach) is
Foods high in Resistant Starch flip on every single fullness
trigger in the body. They release fullness hormones in the
intestine and make your cells more sensitive to insulin.
By increasing your consumption of filling foods and releasing
satiety hormones, you'll minimize your hunger and cravings.
Carbs make you feel good about you!
"Dieters feel so empowered once they lose weight on carbs. For
the first time, they are able to lose weight by eating in a
balanced manner, without cutting out entire food groups,"