Tip #13


Limit EC’s (empty calories)

For the next 7 days, limit refined, simple carbs that contain white flour or white

sugar. Eliminate one “Empty Calorie “ food choice per day. Replacing these super-high-

content sugary items will make a drastic difference in how you feel throughout the entire

day. If you have a sugar craving today, nosh on frozen blueberries, cherries, or dried

cranberries as a healthier choice. Replace white, processed grains like white bread and

white rice, with more nutritious whole grains such as oatmeal, barley, quinoa, 100%

whole-wheat bread, whole-wheat pasta, or brown rice. Highly-processed carbs lack the

fiber found in whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables.  Your body metabolizes refined

carbs and sugary foods so quickly that you'll feel hungry more often. This makes

you more likely to overeat, and continue to crave sugary and fatty foods

— Jaime Brenkus Health Tip 13