Chances are if you are eating a diet high in Refined Carbohydrates you have a weight problem and you are at high risk for diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
You are also increasing your risk of heart failure and circulatory problems. In this article I share with you 7 Steps to eliminating Refined Carbohydrates from your diet.
The average person consumes between 250 to 350 kilos of refined sugar per year. That’s about 1 to 2 kilos per day! There is 1 million kilograms to a milligram.
The recommended quantity being 5 milligrams per day. It is easy to see the dilemma. You may not be able to eliminate every little ounce, but following these steps will certainly get you must closer to your recommended 5 milligrams
7 Steps to Eliminating Refined Carbohydrates from your Diet
- Eliminate adding sugar to any of your cooking or preparation of food or drinks.
- Eliminate or minimize your intake of processed or packaged foods.
- Eliminate or minimize your intake of lollies, cakes, chocolates, pastries, biscuits, bottled fruit juices, dried fruits and refined breads.
- Eliminate soft drinks even if they are sugar free or diet drinks, also eliminate processed fruit juices.
- Check Labels: Get in the habit of looking at the ingredient list and check for whole food ingredients. If you see wheat flour, enriched wheat flour, sugar or high fructose corn syrup listed, then the product contains refined carbohydrates.
- Buy Fresh, Real Food: The easiest way to avoid refined carbohydrates and sugar is to purchase whole foods in their unprocessed state. This includes all fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, beans and legumes, whole grains and animal products, such as eggs, chicken, lean beef, lamb, pork and fish.
- When Eating Out: Stick to salads, vegetable-based dishes, meat dishes without sauces and seafood. Order a baked potato, beans or corn to add healthy carbohydrates to your meal. If possible ask for brown rice instead of white. Choose water, freshly brewed tea. Avoid Soft Drinks, Sweetened Iced teas, Juices that often consist of large amounts of refined sugar. Avoid deserts unless fresh fruit.
Further Support: How to Lose weight – Eating Catabolic Foods
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