Friday, May 5, 2017

How much is 20 carbs of food?

20 grams of carbs in two ways

Great visual comparing carbs in different foods. A heaping plate of veggies can have the same amount of carbs as half of a hamburger bun. What? Crazy, right? And just imagine how long it takes you to chew those veggies vs a highly palatable bun you can probably inhale in seconds.

"You can eat a lot of vegetables before reaching 20 grams of net carbs, even if you add some colorful peppers and tomatoes. Roughly 20 ounces – more than half a kilo – of vegetables, full of other nutrients (low-carb vegetables guide).
On the other hand, just one half of a hamburger bun can contain 20 grams of carbs, adding up to the entire day’s ration of carbs on a keto low-carb diet. In that case, regular bread is not really an option. But there are low-carb breads that are much lower in carbs."
Just something to get you thinking about as you probably join friends for happy hour in honor of Cinco de Mayo. 😃

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Exactly How Sugar Makes Us Fat?


"People have been told their entire lives that processed food is food. It turns out it's not. Processed food is how we got into this mess."
Instead, stick to whole foods, good starches, lean protein, good fats, and cut out sugar and processed foods.

In Dr. Lustig's words, "It's called real food".