If you want to have a healthy body, you need to be really careful with what you eat every day. My girlfriend spent a month quitting the refined carbs and kept a regular exercise. And at the end of the month, she shook off 13 pounds!
You may ask how does the body reacts after long-term abstinence from refined carbohydrates?
First of all, we need to understand what are carbohydrate-rich foods?
The rice, cereals, cakes, and desserts that we often eat in our daily life are all foods rich in “carbohydrates”. Among them, such as cakes, desserts, noodles, and other finely processed foods can be understood as “refined carbohydrates”, while the sugar in milk tea and beverages is more refined carbohydrates; usually eat refined white rice and noodles, all belong to the refined carbohydrates.
And we want to focus on the excessive intake of refined carbohydrate food, which may lead to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, or fatty liver, and a series of problems.
What about we just stop eating refined carbohydrates?
The answer is absolutely no. Refined carbs are necessary and the only problem is that we should not eat too much. I recommend quitting refined carbs for a period, and try the Mediterranean diet!
What is the Mediterranean diet?
The Mediterranean Diet is a way of eating based on the foods and eating patterns of the people in the Mediterranean Sea areas. The ingredients for the Mediterranean diet are not strictly defined, but it is very common to use plant foods (vegetables, fruits, grains, and cereals). Also, we need to ensure the intake of high-quality protein food, that is, fish, chicken breast, and shrimp, etc. A moderate amount of dairy products every day is also necessary.
The cooking method of these ingredients should be light, you can use olive oil or coconut oil.
To make it simple, the Mediterranean diet = no refined carbohydrates or low-carb food + vegetables and fruits + high-quality protein + moderate dairy products!
If you don’t know how to match, you can check out my recipes for Mediterranean diet~
Steamed sweet potato
Stir-fried Chicken with Knife Beans
Lean pork in oil and vinegar sauce
Steamed purple potatoes
Poached Baby Cabbage
Chicken breast with diced pepper
Diced Pepper Lobster
Scrambled eggs with leeks
Steamed baby pumpkin
Diced Pepper Shrimp
Stir-fried Beef with String Beans
Boiled Vegetable Trifle
Blanched Autumn Pants
Poached Chicken Breast Meatballs
Scrambled eggs with carrots
Steamed black sticky corn
Boiled cabbage and spinach
Diced chicken breast with pepper
The fat loss recipes above can be served for lunch or dinner!
Enjoy your meal and have a healthy life!