12 Days of Wellness, Day 2: Avoid Simple Carbohydrates

Simple carbohydrates, such as white rice, bread and potatoes are typically processed and stripped of all nutrition. Another very commonly known form of simple carbohydrates is sugary soft drinks. They not only leave you feeling bloated, but they can make you feel tired and sluggish, too. Finally, simple carbs are quickly digested and convert into fat instead of energy.

Instead of opting for the cereal, sandwich, pizza or pasta, opt for more complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes or fruit. Swap out your sugary soft drinks for water or even tea. Complex carbohydrates are rich in fiber, which requires your body to work harder to digest and release energy over a longer period of time. Complex carbohydrates help you feel a little more full, but they don’t break down into sugar and fat.

I don’t know about you but I would much rather my food work for me versus against me! What one simple carbohydrate will you avoid today?

 

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