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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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6/7/13 7:04 P

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

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5/21/13 6:49 P

black beans, whole grains, veggies, fruit are awesome

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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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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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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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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!

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/20/2013 (20:17)

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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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