Carbohydrates are not only found in rice, but also on pieces of potato chips, sandwiches, sweets and delicious cakes that often we eat everyday. Although delicious and shake our tongue, the impact of excessive carbohydrate consumption can lead to obesity and also diabetes.
Not surprisingly, many people end up choosing carbohydrate diet to prevent some diseases caused by consuming excessive carbohydrates. Besides other reasons, of course, such as maintaining a weight that easily rises due to excess carbohydrates.
Well, before you are sure to limit yourself to consume carbohydrates, understand first four things that occur when the body stop consuming carbohydrates =
Feeling hungry longer.
It happens when the body to stop eating carbohydrates, the first is the feeling of hunger longer. Because, not calories that make us full, but nutrients such as fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
Unfortunately, very rarely processed carbohydrate foods containing these three nutrients. So, no matter how much we eat carbohydrates, we will continue to feel hungry. As a result, the stomach will be hungry and increasingly want to eat a snack.
Preferably, start the day with foods that are high in protein and fat such as Greek yogurt, scrambled egg with vegetables, or pudding, rather than carbohydrates. That way, our hunger will be reduced.
More flat stomach.
One thing that happens when we replace carbohydrates with fiber-rich foods is our stomach flatter. Began to shift food in a way that is natural for us. Swap white bread with whole grain bread or add beans to a taco that we eat. If we feel hungry in the evening, eat raw nuts.
“Turning to the fiber can help balance a healthy lifestyle. Nuts is a food rich in fiber and healthy fats, which can help prevent inflammation in the body and aid digestion,” said Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN, a registered dietitian and founder Isabel Smith Nutrition.
Reduce the risk of diabetes.
Carbohydrates are usually composed of sugar. Eat too much can wreak havoc in both the short and long term. The more carbohydrates are consumed, the more the number of pancreatic insulin production. It eventually causes insulin resistance and types 2 diabetes.
Feel more energetic.
Not all types of carbohydrates are bad. Our bodies naturally need carbohydrates to function properly – particularly for brain health and brain function. By switching from carbohydrates to foods that contain more “fuel” the body such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, brown rice, at least we can be sure that we have a long-lasting energy.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a safe amount of carbohydrates we consume about 50 grams per day. One cup of oatmeal and half a banana sufficient to reach that amount. So, do not be excessive, ok!