Why Complex Cards are Best for Weight Loss

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If you're working to lose weight, you've likely make an effort to strike carbohydrates from your meal and snack plans. Not so fast! While you're fully in the right to nix the simple carbs, understand that complex carbs can actually help you meet your weight loss goals faster and maintain them for longer.

Complex carbohydrates come from the starch and fiber in whole grains, legumes, potatoes and root vegetables. They take longer for the body to digest, which helps to keep you feeling feel fuller longer. As a result you're less likely to snack throughout the day or to overdo it at your next meal. Plus, complex carbs help stabilize your blood sugar and stave off that afternoon crash that can tempt you to sneak a sweet (and high-calorie) treat. This is because complex carbs typically have a lower glycemic load, which means that your system will release lower amounts of sugars at a more consistent rate rather than in peaks and valleys throughout the day.

Simple carbs, on the other hand,provide little or no nutritional value and are quickly digested, which can leave you feeling hungry again long before your next meal. They're found in certain fruits, milk, honey, table sugar, beer and white rice and pasta.

For quicker, more effective weight loss, choose complex carbohydrates when planning your meals and snacks. Peruse the recipe section of the Metabolic Research Center website and try the Quinoa Salad or Cauliflower Potato Mash for dinner tonight.If you need a little extra guidance, call 800-501-8090 to schedule a consultation with a weight loss specialist who can develop a custom nutrition and exercise plan tailored to your particular goals. 


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