Vegetables plus protein is a universal nutritional formula for those who want to lose weight in a few extra pounds. But it also happens that even with a rather limited diet, the weight does not go away and sometimes it also increases.
Some vegetables may be the cause of this paradox: some of them contain a large amount of starch, that is, hidden carbohydrates. This is sugar, which in its effect can be compared with pasta or desserts. Starchy vegetables provoke insulin release and increased hunger. As a result, you eat more to compensate for sugar drops, and the process of lose weight slows down.
As part of a 20-year Harvard School of Health study involving 13,000 participants, scientists were able to establish a link between some types of vegetables and weight gain. People who ate more starchy vegetables gained weight, unlike those who preferred other “green” ones. We tell you which products to exclude while you are losing weight:
All these products contain a large amount of vitamins and minerals, so it is not advisable to refuse them in the long run. But for the duration of the diet, it is better to limit their use. Try replacing these vegetables with broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, zucchini – they contain a lot of fiber and water, which will only benefit.