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What are the worst carbohydrates?

Which ones should be eliminated from the diet first?

by Anonymousreply 3604/21/2013

If you want to prioritize, avoid the ones with the highest glycemic index and glycemic load.

by Anonymousreply 204/20/2013

russets are to avoid

by Anonymousreply 304/20/2013

Anything with empty calories. Sugar, alcohol--anything with no nutrients.

by Anonymousreply 404/20/2013

Sugar, sugar, sugar. Wheat, wheat, wheat.

by Anonymousreply 504/20/2013

Sugar, "white" pasta/rice/bread (basically sugar).

by Anonymousreply 704/20/2013

Man gravy.

by Anonymousreply 804/20/2013

I'm shocked that Cranberry juice is so high in that chart at r2....I always thought Cranberry juice was healthy.

by Anonymousreply 904/20/2013

r9 Any kind of fruit juice is just concentrated fructose. Far from healthy.

by Anonymousreply 1004/20/2013

Every time I have tried a low carb diet I gain weight and feel sick. Wish it worked for me. I limit myself to 1000 calories a day ( female )

by Anonymousreply 1104/21/2013

So what can we drink in addition to water?

by Anonymousreply 1204/21/2013

Juice is one of the worst things you can drink. You get all the sugars from the fruit, but none of the fiber.

by Anonymousreply 1304/21/2013

[quote]So what can we drink in addition to water?

Skim milk

Flavored carbonated water

Diet soda, but sparingly

Unsweetened coffee or tea

by Anonymousreply 1404/21/2013

My mother always says drink cranberry juice it's good for your kidneys....parents lie!!!

by Anonymousreply 1504/21/2013

Thanks r 15: My drinking water went right to my computer screen when I read your!!

by Anonymousreply 1604/21/2013

White ass

by Anonymousreply 1704/21/2013

My doctor wants me to lose weight. She told me to stop eating pasta and bread. She also said to weigh myself 3 times a week.

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by Anonymousreply 2004/21/2013

There is no such thing as "cranberry juice" on the market, R9. It is "cranberry juice cocktail" (on this list - other varieties are a fruit blend with a high proportion of apple juice) and is largely sugar water with cranberry juice for flavor.

And this chart is not about "healthy." It is about one measure, for glycemic loads. The chemical benefits of cranberries, such as they are available from the cocktail, still apply, as do the various benefits from other foods here.

Don't take R2 literally. Moderation and balance are more important than basing one's nutrition on a single value. (Although of course sugars in their complexity of use are a challenge to the body is overdone.)

by Anonymousreply 2104/21/2013

If you're a food addict, you should go cold turkey from all of the following, having a meal plan in place:

-Flours (ALL of them) -Sugar -Starches (ALL of them) -Sugar alcohols -Fruit juice -Dried Fruit -White potatoes -White rice -Corn meal -Popcorn -Chips of any kind

If you don't have severe food issues and are able to eliminate items from your diet gradually, the top three are the most crucial.

by Anonymousreply 2204/21/2013

I thought sugar alcohols were ok.

by Anonymousreply 2304/21/2013

Lots of anti-carb nazis here. Just eat half the carbs you usually do and you will get results. Taking out white bread and rice is a no brainer.

I need carbs to keep me sane and to keep me from having bad breath. People who don't drink juice usually are not supplementing their vitamin C enough so they get sick a lot. Keep all that in mind before you eliminate every carb from your diet.

by Anonymousreply 2404/21/2013

R21, there IS a pure cranberry juice on the market. Maybe not in typical groceries, IDK. I buy it. It's like $9-10 a quart and is unsweetened. I like it watered down.

Pasta should go first if you're trying to lose weight. Potatoes are also bad, and metabolize as sugar.

by Anonymousreply 2504/21/2013

Diet soda is totally poison and makes you fatter because of the way the brain reacts to it. Google Aspertame and step away from the Diet Coke slowly.

Also, Frankenwheat and Frankencorn are in everything even chickens, pigs and cows thanks to Monsanto. Many think this is why the obesity epidemic started. They use these GMO grains to fatten up animals and it does the same to people. It's not your grandparent's wheat.

Fresh squeezed juice is good for you in moderation. If you want the fiber throw it in the blender with some water or ice

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by Anonymousreply 2704/21/2013

My doctor says "If it's white, don't bite."

by Anonymousreply 2804/21/2013

first, anything fried carbohydrates like fries. second, bread. third, pasta.

by Anonymousreply 2904/21/2013

Potatoes are healthy as long as you don't load then up with butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, etc.

by Anonymousreply 3004/21/2013

Brown rice has more arsenic in it than white rice.

by Anonymousreply 3104/21/2013

For decades MD's have told patients that high cholesterol from fat create heart disease. Knowledgable doctors have always known carbs are the culprit.

by Anonymousreply 3204/21/2013

I tried eliminating bread, potatoes, white rice, and pasta but I am on a (temporarily, I hope) budget and discovered that these are my staples that fill me up and keep me alive.

Does anyone know any low-cost alternatives that will give you that "full" feeling (and maybe tastes good as well)?

by Anonymousreply 3304/21/2013

R33 Legumes

by Anonymousreply 3404/21/2013

If rice is so unhealthy, why are Asians generally thin and likely to live into their 80s and 90s? Lots of food nazis in this thread. What's worse is, a lot of you idiots are contradicting food recommendations given by qualified nutritionists.

by Anonymousreply 3504/21/2013

r35, by "qualified nutritionists" I hope you don't mean Registered Dieticians. They still preach 25-year-old ideas.

by Anonymousreply 3604/21/2013
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