Just because pasta is not high in fat does not make it better for you. It has a higher GI value meaning that you create an insulin response when blood sugar gets too high. asta Contains less fibre meaning it is not so filling and leads to more overeating. Veggies are higher in fibre & will keep you fuller, Broccoli, spiach, green beans, a sweet potato to name some are better as they are not wheat based & will give you more energy.Cutting down on starchy type foods will help you burn calories
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Pasta & You...Blunt The Carbs..Diabetic Or Dietetic
Amino acids in protein help manage blood sugar. When eating pasta chose Dreamfield's Pasta which has 5 digestible carbs & always pair it with turkey or chicken meatballs. Add green beans, brocolli, even chickpeas to the pasta...you will think your getting more pasta. Remember to have only 2 ounces of pasta which is about the size of a quarter raw. Try Jennie O tukey sausage links in your pasta too, they are juicey and great tasting @ 160 calories a link.
2 x 30 minutes or 60 minutes? Once you've started, just keep going!
I found that you burn MORE calories by exercising for 60 minutes in one shot than for two separate sessions of 30 minutes. For me (and everyone is different) I burn approximately 200 calories in the first half hour, and *300* in the second! Yes, I burn half as much again by keeping going! I can burn more calories by doing an hour today and taking tomorrow off than by doing 30 minutes each day. Or I could work out both days, and burn even more! Remember, the first 15 minutes are the toughest!
I use a heart-rate monitor to calculate my calories burned, as it's much more consistent than the numbers on the machines, and will account for the effort I put in on any given day (which the SP numbers don't). My preferred exercises: running, walking, elliptical, swimming.
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