Sunday, February 21, 2010

How to Enjoy Your Favorite Pasta Without Getting Fat

Sometimes the more we avoid the kind of food that make us fat the more we are tempted to feast on them. I’m talking particularly about carbohydrates in our diet. It seems like most of the really delicious recipes are made of carbohydrates that make us forget that we are pursuing a no non-sense weight loss program.

But don’t despair, you can still enjoy your favorite pasta recipe without feeling guilty by packing up with the kind of carbohydrates that will not only make you fight off fat but also make you feel fuller for a longer period eventually helping you lose weight. I’m talking about fiber found in popcorn, oats, legumes, and whole grains.

Eating foods with at least 34 grams of fiber daily will reduce the absorption of calories by 6 per cent.
I want you to enjoy and savor your favorite pasta dish by simply following these two important things about carbohydrates for a successful weight loss diet:

1. Choose whole grains pasta. Pasta, rice and bread made of whole grains are rich in fiber making them more filling while fighting off fat.
2. Keep your eating habits in moderation. Whole grains have the same number of calories as white carbohydrates but they contain more fiber making you feel fuller even with just a small amount consumed.

Just follow those two rules above and you will be able fully enjoy and savor your favorite pasta recipes while pursuing your weight loss program.