LESS sugar and MORE fiber

FiberThe typical American diet is full of processed, sugar-laden carbs that contain very little if any fiber. High-sugar/low-fiber carbs are what I refer to as "fat-storing" carbs...they're definitely the type of carbs you'll want to avoid if your goal is to obtain a flat stomach and a trim waistline.

But carbs alone aren't the enemy. Instead, if you "reverse" the typical American trend and begin consuming carbs that contain LESS sugar and MORE fiber, you can actually begin enjoying more carbs in your diet while dropping more of those troublesome pounds.

The other benefit to these carb sources are that low-sugar, high-fiber carbs are generally minimally processed (if at all) by nature.

Some examples of my favorite high-fiber, lower-sugar carbs are:

-Beans (i.e. kidney beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, pinto beans, lentils, etc.)

-Most Fruit (apples, oranges, apricots, peaches, pears, kiwi, mango, melon, plums, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries) - While these are a bit higher in sugar, they're very slow absorbing and super high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other important nutrients...so still a top carb choice.

-All green vegetables

-Oatmeal

-Sprouted grain bread (such as Ezekial Bread)

-Sweet potatoes

-Wild rice, brown rice

-Couscous… Remember, low-sugar and high fiber is the way to go!