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Carbohydrates Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Carbohydrates.

The Truth About Carbohydrates

It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: Party Food

Birthday parties, holidays and other social events provide ample opportunity to relax and have a great time with friends and family. Attending a party when you're trying to lose weight is hard enough; for many people with diabetes, an invitation...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs

Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means! There a...  Read more

Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: Desserts and Sweets

I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ...  Read more

I just read the coaches tip about carbohydrates an
Updated 8/25/2016 8:19:08 AM

I just read the coaches tip about carbohydrates and that you do need a small amount of them everyday. My question is this.I am gluten intolerant so how do I deal with that along with getting the right amount of carbs my body needs? #gluten intolerant...  Read more

Has anyone tried the carbohydrate cycling, as deta
Updated 8/1/2016 6:52:15 PM

Has anyone tried the carbohydrate cycling, as detailed in the Extreme Transformation, by Chris and Heidi Powell #carbcycling...  Read more

If you eat a lot of sodium, carbohydrates, and dri
Updated 7/24/2016 3:58:47 PM

If you eat a lot of sodium, carbohydrates, and drink little water, you will retain a ton of water, which will increase your body weight. If on the other hand you drink plenty of water, moderate carbs and low sodium with workout weight will decrease....  Read more

Updated 5/17/2016 8:01:33 AM

Hi! I am very new to this and can't always get on the internet as I don't have access at home. Why is it so hard to keep calories and carbs balanced? I seem to fight this most days but I am getting better....  Read more

Carbohydrate counting
Updated 5/3/2016 2:43:30 AM

I am interested in hearing people's views regarding low carb eating plans- the pros and cons....  Read more

Sugar-Free Foods, Good for you?

You might be surprised to learn that "sugar-free" does not necessarily mean carbohydrate-free or calorie-free. Although some sugar substitutes do not add calories or carbohydrate, many do. And it is the carbohydrate that has the greatest effect on bl...  Read more

Are Carbs Standing in the Way of Your Weight Loss?

Are Carbs Standing in the Way of Your Weight Loss?There’s no question that obesity is a major problem in the United States, with about two-thirds of all adults weighing more than they should. In recent years, carbohydrates have shouldered much of the...  Read more

Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

SCD is based on 'Breaking the Vicious Cycle' by Elaine Gottschall, for Coeliac/Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's, Irritable Bowel Disease & Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Autism, Cystic Fibrosis...  Read more

Food on the Run: Chipotle Mexican Grill

"Food with Integrity" is the holistic philosophy that guides the Chipotle restaurant chain. Some of the key words that are used in their "food with integrity" motto include words like unprocessed, sustainable, naturally raised, ad...  Read more

Food on the Run: Quiznos

Thank you for your continued interest in the Food on the Run series.Because of your suggestions, this week we take a look at Quiznos.Our goal remains to highlight healthier menu items that are around 250 calories and less than 10 grams of fat per ser...  Read more

Good Carbohydrates Bad Carbohydrates

Gary Taubes, wrote “Good Calories Bad Calories”, the book that changed my life. It provided evidence; in no uncertain terms, that Fat is neither bad nor unhealthy or, in the absence of carbohydrates, responsible for the fat in our bodies, elevated c...  Read more

Thinking about carbohydrates and activity levels ...

One of the things I've learned in recent weeks is that my carb intake is going to be something that will likely vary with activity levels. Given my current sedentary state, to remain free of inflammation and poor fluid function, it's been necessary...  Read more