managing an LCHF lifestyle in Israel
“I don’t eat eat carbohydrates any more!” – Is that so?
“Definitely! I finished with bread, potatoes and I even no longer eat sweet potatoes.”
What about vegetables? Fruit?
“Sure eat, it’s healthy!”
So – you do eat carbohydrates … Which, by the way, isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
It’s not easy when there is confusion in terminology, but “carbohydrate” is actually the chemical name of all types of sugars, no matter whether they are simple or complex sugars.
There are carbohydrates in every plant – from sugar, via starches, to cellulose. And our bodies react in the same way – breaking it down into small molecules of glucose, fructose, and galactose. (Except cellulose that the body can’t break up.)
And it doesn’t matter whether the glucose comes from peas or Cheerio’s – it will go into the blood.
And it doesn’t matter if the fructose comes from agave syrup or tomatoes – it will go into the liver.
So even when you eat fruits and vegetables you actually eat carbohydrates!
The difference is in the quantities – the amount of sugars in the fruit or the vegetable, and the amount consumed.
Therefore, many times you eat more carbohydrates than you think and it becomes harder to balance the blood sugar or lose weight.
Do you know how many carbohydrates you eat?
Are you aware of the hidden carbohydrates?
You should check from time to time!