As you go through the day, take a look at how many carbs you eat. Do you eat a lot? Do you feel that you need to eat carbs in order to feel good? You may have a carb addiction. Dr. Mehmet Oz, also kwone as TV personality Dr. Oz, has a 28 day plan to help you kick your carb habit:
Starting in week 1 you are going to want to take carbs out of your kitchen. Find anything that is high carb such as bread and pasta and get rid of it so that you won’t be tempted to eat it. Now you need to focus on eating healthy fatty foods such as nuts, avocados, olive oil, lean fish like salmon, and flax seeds. These will help to fill you up and keep you away from overeating. Also check to make sure that none of the foods that you are eating have more than 4 grams of sugar.
In week 2 you will take any foods that you have that are made with white processed flour and substitute them with whole grain options. Incorporate breads and pastas back into your kitchen but only get whole grain versions. These are some great whole grain foods that will help you to feel full while getting benefits such as lower blood sugar, antioxidants, and a reduced risk of diabetes and high blood pressure:
– Whole wheat or whole grain bread
– Brown rice
– Whole grain pasta
Now that you have the basic foods you need it is time to start portion control. Dr. Oz lays out specific portions per food:
– Carbs: The serving size should be about the size of your fist
– Fats: The serving size should be the size of your thumb
– Protein: Try and get a palm-sized serving of proteins
– Fruits and Veggies: Eat all you can
In week 4 you get to cheat a little. You can pick on day out of the week and indulge in your favorite carb loaded snack or meal, but make sure that you still incorporate healthy fats and other low carb options. For example you can have pizza, but load it with veggies.