Hi, I'm Diana. Several years ago I lost a bunch of weight by completely changing my attitude toward food and exercise. Since then I've learned a few things about keeping it off and I'm still learning. Even if I'm constantly fighting off a few pounds, I can't imagine where my weight would be now if I hadn't made such a drastic life change. I'm a health coach for the Prevent program by Omada Health, and previously I was a Weight Watchers leader. Hopefully my silliness will help make your journey to health a little more fun. More about me here.

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As a country we are overwhelmingly overfat, and the data that goes along with our obesity epidemic certainly supports the idea that carbohydrates, especially grains and sugar, are at the heart of the problem.

But what is a carbohydrate exactly? And which ones are good and bad? I mean, whole grains are good for you right? Well, not exactly. It turns out, they're only slightly better than refined grains. And intact grains are better than whole grain. Still, many people, including myself, choose to forego grains alltogether due to lectins, which are potentially gut damaging proteins. And all that complexity exists in just one subcategory of carbohydrates! 

If you're looking to get your hunger (and therefre weight) under control, reducing carbohydrate intake is a great way to do that. Here's a resource I put together to outline which foods are carbs, fats, and protein, and which of each category is going to contribute to excellent health. Use it while navigating a grocery store or restaurant menu. Cheers!

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