Even the sound of “going on a diet” sounds drastic. It often means giving up everything you love and entering a world of deprivation. By the end of the diet, you’re so darn tired of being restricted that you can’t wait to dive back into the foods that bring you pleasure! Unfortunately, the pounds you’ve worked so hard to lose quickly come creeping back. You’ve been there a time or two, right?
What if we approached it differently? Think about it this way. If what you’re currently eating is causing excess weight, low energy, and is keeping you from feeling sexy and wearing clothes you love…and if making some different choices and finding healthier substitutions could lead to weight loss, more energy, better health, and feeling good in (and out!) of your clothes…would you be in?
You don’t have to change everything all at once. But doing this ONE thing will make a BIG difference.
Cut way back on sugars and processed grains. I know you’ve been told that whole grains (cereal, bread, pasta, etc.) are good for you, but most processed grains and flours create the same response in the body as sugar. Whole grains like wheat berries and oat groats, once pulverized into flour, are rapidly digested and converted to glucose (sugar). They wreak havoc on your health and result in:
- Blood sugar highs and lows (causing you to secrete insulin and cortisol, both fat storing hormones)
- Suppressed metabolism
- Cravings and binge eating
- Increased fat storage
- Destabilized growth and sex hormones
- Disrupted healthy gut bacteria
As you can see, much more than weight gain is at stake. So, if you’re ready to take a step, here’s one healthy, easy substitution. Next time you want to eat pasta, try substituting spiralized zucchini, spaghetti squash, or Capellos Almond Flour Pasta. You’ll be amazed how good they taste! If you give one of them a try, let me know what you think!