It feels like everyone the planet is trying to lose the belly fat. You are doing everything under the sun to bulge that belly fat but neither your workout nor your so-called diet is taking you anywhere. No matter what you do, this belly bulge doesn’t seem to budge. If you’ve tried everything on this earth to get rid of belly fat and lost their hope this post is for you. And, I would like to congratulate you for stumbling upon this post. It means spark is still there. In this post, I am listing down top 4 sources of good carbs that will not only let you lose the belly fat but also bang for your buck.
I understand how it fails after working out religiously and see no results. This is the reason why I am writing this post. We almost overlook the power of carbs. All carbs are not created equal. There are two types of carbs good vs bad. In this post I will list them down for better understanding. One point I would like to share right in the beginning is – never leave food groups completely. It’s the most lethal thing you can do to yourself.
There are heaps of reasons why this is happening to you or many of us out there. So don’t just corner out carbs. It could be your sedentary lifestyle and the food choices you made yesterday, everyday, last year or years. I have listed many other reasons that might be the cause of belly fat at the end of the post. Do check them all. It might be something else not carbs. So don’t ditch good carbs so soon.
What If I Would Tell You Carbs Are Great For Reducing Belly Fat?
Yes, even after what fitness industry has made it, nothing less than that of a monster. I completely relate with that suspicious look on your face. It’s just we are loaded with so much of information and that too wrong information. We really need to dust of few myths related to the food that we consume. And this may come to you as a real shocker that it not only it gives you a healthy weight, it also helps you burn belly fat. Hell yes, it is!
Have you ever even in your wildest of imagination have thought about some term good carbs? But trust me; there are good carbs also that help maintains a healthy body weight backed by science as well. But here’s the deal, you have to make it work in your favor by eating it at right carbs at the right time. Eating carbs at the wrong time makes good carbs also bad carbs. Like I said, there good carbs and bad carbs, we must know the difference between the good carbs and bad carbs. All carbs are made up of different composition that makes them good or bad.
What comes to your mind when you think about carbs, most likely its pizzas, all kinds of bread, white pasta and flour? Sure they are, but bad carbs. Stay away. And what you almost overlook every other day in your kitchen like fresh fruits, locally grown vegetables, legumes they all fall into the good category of good carbs.
Let me ask you something. Do you have an imbalance thyroid lately and wondering why? It is because of lack of good carbs and bad carbs in excess.
Carbs are essential since they play a pivotal role in energy production and maintain hormone levels and the most important are thyroids that regulate your metabolism. Are you getting a hang of it?
It’s all about the choices you make, choosing bad carbs leads to thyroid imbalance which damages your metabolism and eventually you turn into a whopping cushion. It’s like a vicious circle. If you’re serious about your belly fat do read the entire post and see where you’re missing the mark.
I am sharing here my favorite good carbs for a flat belly. Let’s get started.
Four Good Carbs to Eat
Most people get scared when they hear about eating bananas. It is because of the hype made about them for being fattening and can also increase the risk of diabetes. Instead, they go out and buy some alien fruit loaded with preservatives buy them now that’s what I call a complete BS.There is always a way to eat food items, ways to select your fruits and vegetables. Like in this case, look for the unripe banana than ripen one with yellow patches. It is the great source of good carb for a flat belly.
As banana ripen, the natural levels of sugar surge giving it a dark patchy look. While, when the banana is unripe, it maintains high levels of resistant starch which keeps the blood sugar level intact. The presence of Butyric acid gives it brownie points since they are most important short-chain fatty acids that are known for healing our gut. High in Potassium makes it an awesome pick. It only helps in burning the belly fat. It also cures ulcers, reduces high blood pressure, regulates the menstrual cycle, cures anemia, great for lactating mothers and diabetics.
These complex carbs are consumed globally by all fitness professionals, body builders, and health enthusiast. It is generally taken for breakfast, and what makes it unique is its proportionate blend of protein, good carbs, and fats. It is digested slowly and keeps blood sugar healthy. I am talking about the raw oatmeal, not the flavored ones. Markets are flooded with zillions of health products with loads of sugar and sodium that gives zero nutrition. You can add fresh fruits with oatmeal, natural sugar of fruits are good to consume. Oats are fiber filled, rich in antioxidant with a great source of many essential vitamins and minerals. With all these features it makes Oatmeal a power food for belly fat.
Berries are low in glycemic, high in antioxidants, keeps blood sugar level intact, which means not higher insulin released. Insulin is best known for its storage capacity; it takes the sugar out of blood and stores it in fat cells, which makes you fat. So, the takeaway, anything that ends with berries, pick them and include it in your weight loss menu. Instead of saying weight loss diet I use menu. I don’t like the word, diet; you need, die to make it a diet. I read this somewhere. Humor is essential. It reduces cholesterol levels along with heart diseases.
A perfect mix of carbs, protein, and fat makes it miraculous good carbs, with a long list of health benefits. By legumes I mean lentils, beans, peas, dry beans, peanuts. Since, low on the glycemic index; it doesn’t spike the blood sugar levels, keeps a tab on weight and also prevents from heart-related diseases.
If consumed in appropriate quantities, backed by science, legumes along with beans reduce the risk of heart ailments, and above all it helps tame the obesity epidemic. Packed with fiber and protein, legumes are the smart choice. Good carbs with protein and fiber are itself is a complete meal. What I adore about legumes is that they’re so handy. You can use them in many different ways. Like I said, it’s all about the choices you make. If you are looking for a flat belly, look no further add legumes in your diet and see the changes.
By following low carbs or no carbs diet regimes, we mess up our thyroid and so our metabolism, and when your body shuts off, you cannot burn the fat no matter what you work out you do, even if you do it to the end of time. NEVER LEAVE FOOD GROUPS COMPLETELY.
It won’t give you any result. For all busy people out there, chose your carbs with utmost care. Lately, I have seen every 8 women out of 10 are having a thyroid imbalance. So ladies, pay attention, make healthy choices. Sure you’re busy and have issues with life. But find me one who doesn’t. There is no point of being the richest man in the graveyard. I hope I made my point darn clear.
How much good carbs to be consumed?
When it comes to carbs we must know how is too much. And, it all boils down to how active you are. If you are celebrating a low carbs day, intake would be less than 50 grams. As on low carbs day, our body rely more on fat for fuel consumption. In every regime, once in a week, it is recommended to have a low carbs day. On the flip side, 100-120grams is good to go with regular eating days with fewer workouts. Or if you belong to uncommon breed, in today’s day and age who workouts for every single day or 5 days a week, can enjoy 500-600 grams every day.
List of good carbs for diabetic people
All complex carbs that are low in glycemic index and fiber filled like banana, apple, pears, grapefruit and legumes like beans, lentils chickpeas are perfect choices for diabetics, regular people like you and me and also for people who are dealing with weight issues.
Can we consume good carbs post workout?
Yes, definitely you can. Since your muscle needs to recover post workout good carbs are good to go with. When taken in moderation everything works fine.
I hope I have debunked all your myths regarding good carbs and bad carbs. Make healthy choices, stay healthy, and feel energized in your skin.
You are clear with carbs now. Let’s see other factors that can make you or break you. You need to be utmost honest with yourself. As whatever I am asking down below is all related to weight loss or belly fat issues. Do pay attention.
- Are you making healthier choices for healthier you lately?
- Do you eat super foods like beets or coconut oil ( They do wonders for belly fat)
- Do you know the real 25 top reason why aren’t you losing weight?
- Do you know Sleep aids in weight loss?
- Do you have a healthy relationship with yourself?
- Do you destress your mind and body through Mindfulness meditation ?
- How often do you move out? (traveling is therapeutic)
- Have you tried all hacks for weight loss ? I am all of them before ringing the bell.
- Are you holding on to something or someone from the past? Maybe you need to let go off. forgiveness is the word.
- Whacked out hormones sabotages weight loss and enhances belly fat. It could be your leptin resistance. Do you leptin hormone ?
- If you sit way too much at work, on your bed, watching Tv, less physical workout, or less water intake . Then it could be Water retention unless you sort this out nothing will work. Trust me on that.
I hope now you know what and where you need to make a change wherever you are in your journey. Until we meet again stay healthy.
It’s not about losing or winning. It’s all about Choosing.