The doctor says I don’t eat enough food with carbs in it. She says that my body is eating my fat causing me to lose weight. Can you tell me what foods I can eat to give me me the carbs I need? Thank you for you help.
Q: The doctor says I don't eat enough food with carbs in it. She says that my body is eating my fat causing me to lose weight. Can you tell me what foods I can eat to give me me the carbs I need? Thank you for you help.
Although the body can technically get by without any carbs, slow-digesting whole foods like vegetables, nuts, seeds and berries contribute important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and other conditions. If you are losing weight, it is because you aren't getting enough calories, not because your carb intake is inadequate.
Ideally, you should have a balance of protein, carbs and fat at every meal. Examples would be a spinach omelet with berries at breakfast; a chicken and avocado salad with a small apple at lunch; fish/poultry/meat with roasted vegetables at dinner; and whole-milk Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or nuts for a snack.
Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE
Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.
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