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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

A balance of carbohydrates, protein, and heart hea

A balance of carbohydrates, protein, and heart healthy fats is what your body needs. Fruit won't provide protein or fat. Protein malnutrition...really bad stuff, you don't want it. Google protein-energy malnutrition....  Read more

Why are people so afraid of carbohydrates? ?
Updated 1/29/2016 10:58:28 PM

Why are people so afraid of carbohydrates? ?...  Read more

Meals with a good mixture of protein, carbohydrate

Meals with a good mixture of protein, carbohydrates, heart healthy fats and a good amount of fiber will keep you feeling full for the longest amount of time....  Read more

I think I need to incorporate more carbohydrates i
Updated 1/7/2016 5:36:56 PM

I think I need to incorporate more carbohydrates in my diet yesterday I barely had energy to work out. Today I had homemade turkey chili with lots of beans and I noticed a huge difference in my energy. Still staying away from bread though....  Read more

Subtracting dietary fiber from carbohydrates?
Updated 1/6/2016 4:08:59 PM

I'm a type 1 diabetic and I know that I can subtract the dietary fiber (if 5 or more) from the carbohydrate count (when I'm giving myself insulin)... I'm wondering if anyone knows if the app can somehow be programmed to do that on its own?...  Read more

Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells.

Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbo...  Read more

yogurt that eats like a full fat dessert

Yoplait fat free red velvet yogurt, a rich tasting treat that stops my cravings for rich, sugary, carbohydrate loaded desserts.224...  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


Not losing so going to try low carbs...  Read more