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Small Lifestyle Changes Make a Healthier, Happier You

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There are small lifestyle changes that can make a healthier, happier you. You don’t have to make many changes, or even drastic changes at one time to feel better. Read along to see what small lifestyle changes make a healthier, happier you.

Losing weight is a challenge and with so many “diets” out there it’s difficult to find one that is right for you and actually fits into a lifestyle that can be maintained.

I’ve tried so many diets through the years, and many of them have worked. I’m finding now that a low carb diet is helping me lose weight and maintain my weight loss.  There are a variety of carbohydrates consider them The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Essentially, carbs equal to sugar. There are exceptions like the ones found in fiber, that aren’t broken down before arriving in the color. Complex carbohydrates, like starches, are longer strands of sugar. Your body must do one of two things with the carbohydrates; either break it down over a long period or break it down immediately. Most of the carbohydrates consumed are the latter, causing a rapid, high-rise in blood glucose.

Most carbohydrates are rapidly digested due to the food manufactures jump-starting the process for our bodies by grinding grains into flour, refining grains, and sugar, puffing rice and more.

The best carbohydrates come from sources like non-starchy vegetables, low-sugar fruits. These foods offer high doses of essential minerals, vitamins, and fiber to keep us going. Legumes area great addition as they are slowly digested and resistant starch in our diets.

Adding whole grains like rice, quinoa, barley, and others is the next step. Whole grains are broken down more slowly than if they were ground into flour.

A low-carb diet is one that you can gradually grow into as you learn how your body reacts. With any lifestyle change, start slowly, build on it and branch out. The important thing is that it is a change and something that you continue beyond that thirty-day diet.

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