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Carbs, is it good for you?

According to Dr. Xand van Tulleken:

Low-carb diets have been around for a while. But do you know the color of the carbs you eat also matters – and as Dr. Xand van Tulleken explains, it’s the beige ones you really have to watch out for.

As we discover in “the truth about carbs”, carbohydrates are one of the way our bodies get energy from food. But here are three types – starch, sugar, and fiber.

Starch is what we usually understand as carbs to mean – foods like bread, pasta, potatoes and rice – but these “beige” varieties aren’t good for you. Neither are “white” carbs – found in sugary food such as fizzy drinks, sweets and processed and refined food including cakes and biscuits. Most of the starch and sugar in these beige and white carbs are broken down into glucose for energy, and if you eat too much, the glucose is stored as fat.

But there is another type of carb – dietary free, found in fruit and vegetables – what we might call “green carbs”. It keeps you full, slows stomach emptying, and is usually the part of the plant that supplies you with vitamins and minerals. It’s good for your teeth and gums and good for your guts, keeping everything moving and feeding your gut bacteria.

REDUCE:

Flour, rice, potatoes, pasta, breakfast cereals and other processed grains. White or highly processed brown bread.

REPLACE WITH:

Cauliflower rice, celeriac, sweet potatoes. Rye or pumpernickel bread.

INCLUDE:

Eggs, meat, fish, nuts and legumes. And half of each dish should be green or brightly colored: fresh vegetables, salad greens, tomatoes and aubergines.

Here is 11 Moves To Get Rid Of A Muffin Top

When I want to workout, I like to have a plan. If you are like me and like to have a plan too, but are for lazy to make one – Relax, I’m here to help you Dolls!. So now, you have no excuse to not working out. Haha. I give you 11 exercises, so scroll down to look at those!

11 Moves To Get Rid Of A Muffin Top


I did it for the first time in a long time.

On Monday I was working out with my twin sister Annette. Running was on my workout plan this day, and I actually ran 5 km, without break! WITHOUT BRAKE! I haven’t done that in a long time, so it was a good feeling! When I had run 2 km, I started to get hold, but if I had stopped to take a little break Then it would have ruined my whole workout. After I had ran 5 km, I sat on the treadmill and drank water. If you run on a treadmill with hold and without drinking water, then you know it’s hard.

The one thing that ruined my work out

I was working out yesterday and I ran 5 km, but with some minutes break (maybe 5 minutes totally) because I drank a little sip of water when I had run almost 4 km. The water did ruin my work out because I had no problem running, but right after I drank, I got a hold when running. I know that it is important to drink water when working out, but next time, I would wait until I finish running.

I went to the gym.

Hello you and hello Wednesday! Today I haven’t done so much, just watched TV (Revenge Body – Kholé Kardashian) and slept a bit. My dad has a dog named Balder. Balder has been with me today since my dad could not have Balder at work because my dad was on a course. Around 8 0’clock, I decided to go to the gym. I burned around 600 calories on the treadmill – at the end, I got a small wound on my foot but I am happy with the effort I did in the gym! Now it’s bedtime! Sleep well, everyone!.

The sunscreen I use

I really love the weather these days! It’s so good to just lay in the sun and relax, drink a cold drink and listen to music. This makes me look more forward to the trip Daniel and I are going to this vacation! I can’t get enough of the warmth and sunny days. I love the summer and since I like to enjoy the sun, I need protection.

I love the products Piz Buin. The products smell so good and I have always used that sunscreen. It is non greasy and non sticky. I also use spray sunscreen as well, from the same brand. I try not to use sunscreen in general, but when I do, I try to use a low factor. This summer I’ve tried to use a little higher factor, so now I am using 20 and 30. Don’t ask me why I haven’t used sunscreen in general, because I don’t know-but I know It protects the skin and therefore I try to use it more often, so I don’t get sunburned.

It all ended with a phone call

I parked the car, walked glad and happy out of the parking garage and entered a nail salong at Strømmen. Did I come out of the salong happy? basically yes, but when I was look closer at the job that was done, I was not particularly pleased. The nails were badly put on! I therefore wrote a review on facebook where I wrote that I was not satisfied. I finally got a phone call from the manager herself where she apologized and asked me to come back – in addition to getting back the money.

I mean and firmly believe that: If a business has done a bad job, customers should not be wise to go there. People read reviews, and therefore companies should do a good job to prove themselves proficient. I got the money back, but chose not to go back there. Once I’ve had a bad experience, I will not go back. Not did they take into account a wound I had on one of my fingers.

The day after I went to Renate, which is a apart of the salong ‘Beauty by Helstrøm’. She got the old nails removed and put on new ones. From now on is she the only one who is allowed to fix my nails.