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JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,818
6/7/13 8:35 P

Some of my favourites are sweet potatoes, carrots, avocado, squash, green beans, asparagus, spinach, parsnip, potatoes, onions, garlic, berries and apples.

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JANEM803 Posts: 2,603
6/7/13 7:04 P

Can you give examples of good fruits & veggies for complex carbs?

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BIERMA Posts: 836
5/21/13 6:49 P

black beans, whole grains, veggies, fruit are awesome

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RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/21/13 6:29 P

I seem to get hungry if I eat oatmeal, whole grain cereal, bread or pasta. Every time I eat them, I binge. Not sure this works the same for everyone.

Vegetables seem to be something that I can eat and feel full though.

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JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,818
5/21/13 7:59 A

I'm right with Michelle on this one. I also have achieved some amazing results eating complex carbs from vegetables and some fruit while avoiding grains.

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I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.

I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

5'4"
Goal weight 125lbs
37 years old
2 kids

Keeping my blood sugar levels low eating 60-70% fat /15-20% carb / 15-20% protein.
MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (9,057)
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5/21/13 3:08 A

I believe it depends on the source of complex carbs. I get results sticking to vegetables and occasional fruits while avoiding all grains.

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CALLMECARRIE Posts: 1,598
5/20/13 8:29 P

Complex carbohydrate foods are usually excellent sources of nutrition. I'm thinking of whole wheat breads, beans, brown rice, vegetables, etc. If I eat a lunch full of complex carbohydrates (mixed with some lean protein and small amounts of fat) I can go all day and I feel good. I eat more complex carbohydrates now than I did when I was 100 pounds heavier, and I feel great.

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5/20/13 8:16 P

Managing and measuring portions.

While it's true that some complex carbs can be high calorie, high calorie isn't necessarily a bad thing. Whole grain pasta, for example, has similar calorie counts to regular pasta. the trick is to measure it, and not overdose on your servings. Complex carbs help you stay fuller, longer, and help you reach fiber goals, too.

You can have even high-calorie foods in your plan as long a you stay in your ranges overall. We've been programmed to believe that "high calorie = bad" when that's simply not true! What's not good for you are too many calories.

Here's a great article that explains how carbs work, and how to choose smartly!

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=590


Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/20/2013 (20:17)
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LESLYALLEN SparkPoints: (3,306)
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5/20/13 8:02 P

When I eat them, I get high calories.
When I stop eating them, I fill my stomach with high calories and the end result is also high calories.
What strategy should I follow?

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