This is important information for health or weight loss.
Refined processed carbohydrates are the major cause of weight gain, obesity, specific skin conditions, and many diet related diseases including heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity.
When digested, all carbs become sugar. If you consume a lot of carbs as well as fats and proteins, your body will burn the carbs and store the fat.
So, to reduce your percentage of body fat, we recommend, on most days, keeping your total daily carbohydrate intake to 25 grams or fewer.
So, let's learn more.
You can have one weekly cheat day of one or two meals in which you get plenty of calories as well as carbs and fats.
However, since this is counter-productive for some people such as diabetics, skip the cheat day unless your physician gives permission in advance.)
This stops your body from going into starvation mode and decreasing your metabolic rate.
Processed or refined carbohydrates are such things as you can see in the graphic on the right.
List of processed carbohydrates
For general good health or weight loss
For either health or weight loss, strictly limit all processed refined carbohydrates (apart from the occasional treat). They are a major cause of weight gain, obesity, food addiction, overeating, and many diet related diseases.
If you are insulin resistant (and many overweight people are insulin resistant without knowing it), it will seriously affect your ability to lose weight if you include foods high in carbohydrates (like the ones listed above) in your weight loss diet
In other words, you will be attempting to lose weight but there will be little to see for your efforts. If this seems to be your situation, you should be counting carbs. You need a low carbohydrate diet and you need to eliminate, or strictly limit, your intake of processed (refined) carbohydrates.
Here is an excellent weight loss tip.
If you use pre-prepared or ready-made foods, start reading food labels.
You may be surprised at how difficult it is to eliminate sugar; it is added to many processed or pre-prepared foods.
The nutritional void that is sugar has many names such as: brown sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar, granulated sugar, icing sugar, confectioner's sugar, corn sugar, invert sugar, corn sweetener, isomalt, malto dextrins, maple sugar, molasses, raw sugar, sorghum, turbinado sugar, and well as maltose, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, galactose, lactose, levulose, sucrose, dextrose, maltodextrin, malt syrup, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, and fructose.
Recommended books for this topic
If you gained useful information from the processed carbohydrates page and want to improve your fat loss and eating habits further, AND aim for optimum health, the following books are highly recommended.
Related web pages to help you further
For information about how to use low carbohydrate foods, see the page links listed below:
Low Carb Foods. Weight Loss Diet
Low Carb Foods.Alternatively, use the link below to learn more about the Paleolithic, wholly natural, low carbohydrate weight loss diet.
Weight Loss Diet
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