Eating Certain Carbs (Like Fruit and Grains) Makes You Gain Weight
Eating carbs, including fruit, whole grains like rice, and bread won't automatically result in weight gain, reassured registered dietitian nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, author of Eating in Color and co-author of The CarbLovers Diet. She explained that carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet, both for fuel and for nutrients, and they can definitely fit into a healthy eating plan — even when you're trying to lose weight.
Fruit and grains are the primary source of fiber within our diet, explained registered dietitian Emily Tills, MS, CDN. Fiber keep us full and focused, and can help prevent overeating to support weight loss. Without fruit or grains, our fiber intake could be very low.
Eating carbs that are high in resistant starch such as beans, lentils, and even potatoes and pasta can also help with weight loss, said Frances. Resistant starch acts like fiber and helps you feel fuller longer. you just need to stick to the serving size, for example one cup of cooked pasta.