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Healthy Foods to Eat When Cutting Carbs

In your search for healthy foods to eat, you may have read about cutting carbs in order to lose extra pounds and keep fit. Diet experts now emphasize that avoiding all carbs is not healthy. There are good carbs and bad carbs. Your goal is to make sure you know the difference between the two.

Complex Carbohydrates

If you were to eliminate good carbs, you would deprive your system of the nutrition it needs. Here are healthy foods to eat when cutting carbs. The surprising fact about these foods is that they are carbs; they are complex carbohydrates, which means they have a high fiber content, stay in your system so that you feel full for a longer amount of time, and provide a source of energy you should not do without. 

Diet Replacements

Incorporate the following into your daily diet for less sugar, less calories and less fat:

  • Oatmeal: Ditch the sugary cold cereal that leaves you feeling empty and replace it with a bowl of heart-healthy oatmeal, which has more fiber, less sugar and "stays" for hours without you feeling hungry.
  • Carrot Sticks: Tuck a sandwich-bag full of carrot sticks into your bag when you're on the run instead of buying a bag of potato chips. 
  • Whole Grain Bread: Eat two slices of toasted whole grain bread instead of packaged cookies.

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