While there are plenty of BAD carbs out there, you don’t have to completely eliminate carbs from your diet in order to burn fat fast, especially when you choose the RIGHT sources. Having said that, below are our top 4 Carb choices that’ll leave you full and satisfied, while helping you toward your fat loss goals!
#4 – Berries & Cherries
Berries like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are some of the BEST carbs you can eat. They are high in fiber, packed with antioxidants, and score extremely low on the glycemic index.
I enjoy fresh berries for dessert several times a week and it’s an awesome, nutritious way to finish off any meal. Great as a snack, too! Try them on top of Greek yogurt!
#3 -Sprouted Grain Bread
Sprouted grain breads, like Ezekiel 4:9 bread is a great way to include bread in your diet without all the issues associated with most breads. Instead, Ezekiel bread is organic, sprouted, 100% whole grain flourless bread. A 2-slice serving even contains 8 grams of complete protein and 6 grams of fiber, so don’t give up the bread, just choose the right kind!
#2 – Quinoa
Everyone thinks of brown rice as the healthy grain, but there’s one even better, and that’s quinoa. Quinoa is a gluten free grain that contains double the protein of brown rice along with greater fiber content and a lower glycemic load.
Not only that, but quinoa is the ONLY grain to contain complete protein and the full spectrum of amino acids. It comes in several varieties, including “oatmeal-like” flakes and it’s wholegrain rice-like form. Enjoy it as an oatmeal substitute for breakfast, in salads or casseroles, or as a wholesome whole-grain, high protein side item to any lunch or dinner meal.
#1 – Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes have almost twice as much fiber as other types of potatoes. Contributing close to 7 grams of fiber per serving, they make an excellent starchy addition to any meal. The high fiber content gives them a “slow burning” quality. This basically means their caloric energy is used more slowly and efficiently than a low-fiber carbohydrate. They also contain large amounts of vitamin B6 and potassium.