Good for weight loss: 4 products eliminate cravings for carbohydrates

Good for weight loss: 4 products eliminate cravings for carbohydrates

Giving up carbohydrates is an effective method of losing weight. But many people cannot imagine life without pizza, pasta and bread. We reveal delicious alternatives that will finally stop the so-called “carb cravings” while on a low-carb diet.

Losing weight would be so easy if you didn’t want to constantly eat carbohydrates. If you want to finally put an end to this, you'll want to replace your favorite carb sources with these delicious alternatives.

No more white flour pasta

Most people can only do without pasta from their favorite Italian restaurant with a heavy heart. There are tasty alternatives: in addition to the popular food of zoodles (vegetable spaghetti), pasta made from chickpea or lentil flour is also better for the diet than classic pasta made from white flour, as it contains significantly more protein.

Delicious alternative: quinoa

Rice is converted into sugar in the body, so eating it can lead to food cravings and carb cravings. That's why nutrition experts recommend replacing it with quinoa.

“Quinoa contains significantly more protein, healthy fats and vitamin B than white rice,” says nutritionist Vasilisa Ponomareva exclusively for MedicForum.
The variety of quinoa recipes leaves much to be desired. It provides variety – in salads, casseroles and even sushi. You can enjoy quinoa not only salty, but also sweet. For example, it's delicious in the morning when boiled with almond milk, and it even contains more protein than good old oatmeal.

Healthy Snack: Carrots and Peppers Instead of Fruit

It's not news to anyone that fruits are healthy. The stupid thing is that the fructose it contains also leads to obesity. Nutritionists have long been arguing about the issue of the correct dosage of fruits when losing weight. But they believe that fruits are best consumed in the morning.

“In the evening, it is better to eat carrots or peppers. These foods also contain sugar, but in less quantities than fruits: red peppers contain about 10 grams of sugar, and apple – about 20 grams.”

Low-carb muesli: hemp seeds instead of granola

A common cause of carbohydrate cravings is magnesium deficiency. Many people first think about nutritional supplements when they hear this word, but they only help in the short term. Instead of constantly popping pills, nutrition experts recommend meeting your long-term needs with a healthy diet.

Hemp seeds contain particularly high amounts of magnesium.

“The small seeds can be used in a variety of ways: In the morning, they can be mixed into oatmeal and sprinkled over granola, yogurt, or cottage cheese, making them a better alternative to ready-made muesli or muesli. The seeds are also good in salads, soups, casseroles, or sauces.”

Eliminates Cravings: Sweet Potato's Secret Weapon

Sweet potatoes keep you feeling full longer and are rich in fiber, which reduces carbohydrate cravings. Because of these wonderful properties, it is also called the “king of slow carbohydrates.”

“Sweet potatoes aren't just good as a side dish or soup when it comes to weight loss, they can even be baked, so avoid using white wheat flour in the future. Sweet potatoes, for example, can be used to make delicious pancakes.”

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