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Joe Marich of Lakeline has what you might consider a tough challenge: His job. The owner of an Eastlake bakery said he wants to get back to his active ways and get control of his weight.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Eat More Carbs

From the subject of this email you may think that I'm going to tell you to REDUCE your carb intake which is actually the exact opposite of what this blog is about. In fact, many people will find that they can actually eat more carbs and lose more fat when they follow this simple advice.
You see, the typical American diet is full of processed, sugar-laden carbs that contain very little if any fiber. High-sugar/low-fiber carbs are what I refer to as "fat-storing" carbs...they're definitely the type of carbs you'll want to avoid if your goal is to obtain a flat stomach and a trim waistline.
But carbs alone aren't the enemy. Instead, if you "reverse" the typical American trend and begin consuming carbs that contain LESS sugar and MORE fiber, you can actually begin enjoying more carbs in your diet while dropping more of those troublesome pounds.
The other benefit to these carb sources are that low-sugar, high-fiber carbs are generally minimally processed (if at all) by nature.
Some examples of my favorite high-fiber, lower-sugar carbs are:
-Beans (i.e. kidney beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, pinto beans, lentils, etc.)
-Most Fruit (apples, oranges, apricots, peaches, pears, kiwi, mango, melon, plums, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries).
-All green vegetables
-Sprouted grain bread (such as Ezekial Bread)
-Sweet potatoes
-Wild rice, brown rice
Remember, low-sugar and high fiber is the way to go!


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