7 Scrumptious Carbs That Will Help You Shed Pounds ...

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You hear so many bad things about carbohydrates that it's easy to forget that there are great carbs for weight loss as well.

When you're making changes in your diet, you have to be informed.

Do your research and make sure you're giving your body everything it needs, including healthy carbohydrates.

Don't worry, though;

your research starts here!

You need the resistant starch in the following fat burning carbs, so keep reading and start thinking about new recipes that use them!

1. Yams

'Tis the season, so I thought yams deserved the spot at the top.

Go with yams over the holidays;

you won't be ruining your diet.

Just make sure you don't go overboard, because while yams are great carbs for weight loss, candied yams are a little much.

As with everything, moderation is key, but since a half a cup of yams gives you 4g of the resistant starch you need, you don't have to avoid them completely at all.2

2. Bananas

Both bananas and plantains are fantastically healthy.

While cutting simple carbs is an excellent way to lose weight, you can lose even more by getting plenty of good ones.

Based on a diet that includes 20g of resistant starch each day, a 5g banana is an excellent carb for weight loss.

Bananas make great snacks but you can also add them to, say, your morning oatmeal.

3. Oatmeal

Oatmeal makes for a filling, hearty breakfast.

It sticks to your ribs and gives you the energy you need to get through the morning.2

It's also versatile so you can use it in many different recipes: certain cookies and cakes;

turkey meatloaf;

veggie burgers;

and many others.

Half a cup provides 4.6g of your daily 20g intake.

4. Legumes

Legumes of all kinds are wonderful carbs for weight loss as well.

White beans, my personal favorite, are good for you even when they come out of a can, but a homemade batch is even better.

The same goes for garbanzo beans, and at 2.1g, you can safely eat plenty of other healthy carbs throughout the day.

Try lentils, peas, or carob, for instance!

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