Eating a low carb diet is tough work. After all, most of us will place carbs with the vast majority of our meals. Eating meat? Then chances are you’ll have potatoes and vegetables on the side with it. Having eggs? Then likely there will be chips or similar on the side. For most of us lunch means sandwiches and breakfast means buttered toast… there’s just no getting away from the carbs!
So you try to eliminate some of those carbs and what you’re left with is a series of meals that just don’t fill you up and sustain you as perhaps they should or that just feel like something is missing.
But those of us who subscribe to the low carb diet and who are keen to lose weight while keeping our blood sugar low and energy levels high will probably stick at it all the same. We’re too dedicated to just give up when the going gets tough!
But there’s only so much that dogmatic persistence can do for you. At the end of the day, you can only avoid carbs if you are able to correctly identify them.
What if. What if you were putting in all that hard work, avoiding bread, potato, pasta and more… but you were actually still consuming large amounts of carbohydrates from other sources?
What if all your hard work were for naught?
This is a very real possibility, seeing as there are countless carbs that hide in plain sight. Many foods that we think are healthy alternatives, superfoods and generally ‘okay to eat’ could in fact be causing us more harm than good.
So in this post, we’re going to help you to avoid that possibility by taking a look at 31 foods that are surprisingly high in carbohydrates…
Mangos are one of those perfect fruits on the face of it. They are incredibly juicy and packed with nutrition and that means that you can enjoy eating them, all while knowing that you’re getting a ton of health benefits at the same time. Yes, this is that rare thing: a tasty health food!
But not so fast! While the mango might seem sweet and innocent on the outside, it actually hides a sinister fact… it’s high in carbs! You’ll get 50 grams of carbs per every fruit in fact, which is a lot. It’s all that sugar that makes it taste so nice in the first place. So don’t assume that just because something is packed full of vitamin C that it will necessarily be that good for you all round. It’s not even that high in fiber, which means that you can absorb that sugar quite quickly.