First, you need to know what the carb choices are. The three types of carbs are sugar, starch and fiber.
Sugar is the simplest carb there is. That’s why your body absorbs it super fast and gives you that rushing feeling of energy. It gives you energy when you’re down and out, but it doesn’t provide any additional support. That’s why you feel ditched after the sugar rush.
Starches are complex carbs, because they pack extra nutritional value like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Common complex carbs include veggies, beans and whole grains.
Fiber is a carb that the body can not break down and absorb. That’s why fiber literaly cleans you out. It’s almost like a natural scrubber in your intestinal tract. Plus it makes you feel full longer, because it provides bulk & isn’t broken down. It keeps your bowels regulated and moving lol.
Bad nutrition can really diminish results from your hard work in the gym. Even so, some times your appetite swells or those cravings just keep coming! The bad news is, appetite fluctuations probably won’t ever go away. The great news is, there are proven, scientifically backed techniques that bodybuilders, athletes, fitness enthusiasts and biggest losers use all the time. These same techniques can help you reduce your food cravings.
Cravings can be the downfall of a weight loss program if you let them get the best of you. Did you know that sugar is a main driver in most cravings?
1.One good natural solution to help curb those cravings is fiber. A fantastic source of sweetness and fiber is fresh fruit. Had some lately? Even if you aren’t that big on fruit, there are some other options like flaxseed to cook with/sprinkle on food or the FiberOne brand, even Metamucil to drink. Some folks prefer getting fiber the old fashioned way with fresh fruits and veggies, but to each their own.