13-02-2018, 05:29 PM
Re: OFF slimming club---open to everyone.
Most all food is fattening if you eat too much of it. And everything in moderation
Potatoes are a perfectly healthful food. They've gotten a bad rap over the years, mostly from 'carb bashers'. Any food, really, can be incorporated into your diet, even if you're counting calories. Years ago when I lost 80 pounds (approx. 6 stone) I did it by counting calories and, for the most part, I ate as healthy as I could. But I didn't give up favorites, either, like fried chicken, pasta dishes and plenty of potatoes. I simply made sure that whatever I ate was included in my daily calorie allowance. Yes, I had to make a few sacrifices to go eat a meal in a restaurant or have a few pieces of pizza on a Friday night, but I lost all of that weight without giving up my favorite foods.
Now, when I was pregnant, I should have been keeping a watchful eye on the amount of carbohydrates/starches I ate because I had gestational diabetes. However, nobody (not even the nutritionist) said anything to me about watching carbs and that carbs can raise blood glucose levels. I was simply told to stay away from everything sugar.
But that was 18 years ago, so perhaps they didn't know as much then as they do now about carbs and blood sugar levels.