darlenewill's Journal, 01 February 2014

is there such a thing as GOOD carbs and Bad carbs ?? that is My question of the day....been trying to stick with namely salads and fruits but seems as a lot of fruit is full of carbs...i only like bananas and blueberries and occasionally watermelon...what's ur take on this...i need to look in to this more closely but could use your input..thanks and have a happy healthy day all...Dar

Diet Calendar Entry for 01 February 2014:
1401 kcal Fat: 73.33g | Prot: 58.84g | Carb: 128.66g.   Breakfast: Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), International Delight Hazelnut Coffee Creamer, Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Lunch: Coca-Cola Diet Coke, Hamburger on Bun. Dinner: Publix Hotdog Buns, Kraft Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese, Fit & Active Turkey Hotdog, Kraft Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Snacks/Other: Water (Bottled). more...

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Everything you eat breaks down to one is 3 things - fat, protein or carbs. That's why your seeing that your fruit has carbs. If its not fat and not protein, it has to be something. Carbohydrates are just a form of energy for your body and some forms of them are more readily available than others. Processed carbs (sugar, white flour) are instant energy that your body doesn't need to break down, so when you eat them it all hits your bloodstream at once. Complex carbs are those that take more time to break down- whole grains, fruits and veggies. You want to make sure more of your carbs are complex, which along with fat and protein, will help to keep your blood sugar stable and it also helps you to keep fuller longer. Plus they come with fiber, which is also important for a number of reasons. Hope that helps! 
01 Feb 14 by member: gnat824
Carbs tend to get a bad rap and they are really important for our bodies to function properly. They are fuel for our bodies energy. Problem comes with simple carbs (like pasta, flour, etc). It gives you quick energy and in these times, we tend to consume too many because they make us feel good, which leads to weight gain (when you overeat). The more you have, the more you want. It's good to do some research on it. I focus on on slower metabolizing carbs like fruits and vegetables that are lower on the glycemic index. People didn't get overweight because they had one too many carrots or pears. You can lose weight eating carbs and you can lose weight with low carb. It all depends on the person and what is right for them.  
01 Feb 14 by member: Suzi161
thanks guys ur input truly helps me to understand better ..hope u can stick around as I seem to get too overwhelmed at times and you both seem to be level headed..i have been thru a lot of surgeries , 13 in 2 years and getting back on the healthy train has been really hard....when I start to get into counting all this stuff I just get so overwhelmed It helps to have people around that do understand thanks again for ur help..^_^ 
01 Feb 14 by member: darlenewill
This is helpful to me as well. I kept seeing all the carbs add up when I eat fruit. No excuse for my breadsticks and Nut Thins though! AHH! 
05 Mar 14 by member: TexasTerra
Read "The Calorie Myth" by Jonathan Bailor for a better foundation on the way different nutrients effect the body and why. Written for the non-scientist to understand and backed up with plenty of references.  
05 Mar 14 by member: cpmodem
All fruit has a lot of carbs 
05 Mar 14 by member: rthunder032
oops. Im in phase 1 of the Atkins diet and I cant eat fruit at all because of the carbs. 
05 Mar 14 by member: rthunder032


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