Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bad carb, good carb

 Carbs are once again good for you. Apparently, a high-carb diet is better than a high-protein diet for long-term weight loss. Of course, we're talking good carbs, but interestingly, pasta, nuts, milk and yoghurt are on the good list, whereas instant oatmeal, ripe bananas and carrots are on the bad list. (However, let's keep some perspective: a carrot is not exactly a box of Junior Mints.) This is interesting. I'm not trying to lose scads of weight here, but I am trying to avoid buying all new pants when there are so many other things I want to buy. 

When I was in Italy in the Spring, as you can see above, I consumed heaps of chocolate croissants, wine, bread, cheese, pizza, beer and gelato without any waistband-tightening. Might have something to do with the 5 plus hours of walking I did each day. Resolution: More travel.

1 comment:

  1. oooh so glad to hear this! Makes me feel much better about all the carbs i consumed on my recent trip to Italy!