Flour things like cakes, cookies, pies, etc. are the bad carbs. So many people tell us to avoid carbs, but fruits and vegetables are whole food, plant based, healthy carbs.
The bad carbs are the refined carbs like flour. Flour is what remains after stripping things like a wheat berry of the water and fiber. What remains is a concentrated, calorie dense powder which can cause things like weight gain and Type II Diabetes.
When you concentrate foods and strip out the water, fiber and nutrients, you have a dangerous component remaining. It will cause you to have a big dopamine hit in your brain, which is why things like cakes, cookies, pies, etc. are so hard to resist.
We are continuously adding recipes for foods that are great substitutes. Using things like oat flour ,made from grinding oats in your food processor, can be a healthier choice.
Check out the recipe page for great ideas, some of which are easy and quick to prepare.
Recipes like: Easy No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies Yummy and Easy Cookies OATMEAL-RAISIN COOKIES Healthy Chocolate Cake are a great place to start. We are continually adding even more recipes each week.
Read more about this in my blog Making Deals With Cheat Meals.
I have helped many people recover from going off the wagon. If you would like help to prevent yourself from going off the wagon and learn other ways to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.
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Check out my blogs below on beating Cravings:
Conquer Cravings: Salty Things
It is not your fault that you are craving highly palatable foods.
Your taste buds have been hijacked by the food industry.
This book is a great resource to help you understand why Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
What strategies do / did you use to resist temptation?
Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell
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I must admit, I cringe every time someone used the term “carb” as a pejorative.