It’s lunch time and you’re already ready to order that plate of Hainanese chicken rice but suddenly something strikes you and you decide to opt for an energy drink instead. Reason being, you just realized that you’re on a carbohydrate or more commonly known as the carb free diet.
Most people tend to judge that the main reason they are gaining a few kilos is because they have been eating meals which are made up of carbohydrates for instance that plate of nasi goreng.
Carbs are important in our daily lives as it is your main source of energy. If you completely go on this carb free diet, then you would probably experience a tremendous loss in energy. Instead of going on a carb free diet, then why not opt to eat carbs which are “good” instead.
According to The MediciNet, carbs are divided into two categories; the “good” and the “bad” ones. “Bad” carbs are also known as refined carbs as it causes your blood sugar to shoot up the moment you have consumed it. If you do not end up using this, it will turn to fat and that is when the problem of weight gain comes about.
Refined carbs can be found mainly in processed food and since there is no form of fiber in processed food, it has a higher glycemic index – a type of measurement used to calculate your ranking of carbohydrate on a scale of 0 to 100. Besides that, white bread, pastas and crackers are all the types of food which has a high glycemic index.
According to The Psychology Today, “good” carbs raises your blood sugar gradually and it will feed your body cells with a steady stream of energy. That is one of the reasons you do not end up feeling “heavy” after having a meal which consist of “good” carbs. “Good” carbs can be found in oatmeal, whole meal bead, brown rice, beans and vegetables.
So instead of avoiding food which are made up of carbs completely, pick your meal wisely and see the difference.