HOW TO KEEP CARBS ON THE DOWN-LOW #thePHAT TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE DAY 7
WHY AM I ASKING YOU TO KEEP YOUR CARBS UNDER 150 TODAY?
Cutting back on carbohydrates can have major benefits for your health. Many studies have shown that low-carb diets can help you lose weight and control diabetes or prediabetes. Here are a few practical ways to do it...
1. Eliminate Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Sugar-sweetened beverages are very unhealthy. They're high in added sugar, which is linked to an increased risk of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity when consumed in excess.
A 12-ounce (354-ml) can of sugary soda contains 38 grams of carbs, and a 12-ounce sweetened iced tea has 36 grams of carbs. These come entirely from sugar. If you want to eat fewer carbs, avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages should be one of the first things you do. If you want to drink something refreshing with a taste, try adding some lemon or lime to club soda or iced tea. If needed, use a small amount of low-calorie sweetener.