Sample Newsletter: Jelly Bean vs Pinto Bean, Who Wins?

April 5, 2024Blog

Every week I publish a newsletter with strategies and tips to help you live your most vibrant and healthy life. Here’s a sample. You can subscribe to it here.

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you’ve probably learned to avoid carbs. There’s a problem with that. Carbs, short for carbohydrates, are really foods with molecules made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.

When you think carbs you might think bread, pasta, cookies … and you’d be right. But that’s not the whole story. Carbs are something a food has, not something a food is.

Eating Guideline: Don’t vilify carbs

We’ve learned to fear carbs, but we actually need them for energy. That said, you can choose carbs that love you back.

Take the jelly bean and the pinto bean.

Both have carbohydrates, one is all simple carbohydrates that digest and enter your bloodstream in the form of sugar immediately. The other has carbohydrates too, but is far more complex with fiber and protein. It will take awhile to digest and in doing so set off a chain of good things in your body.

Legumes and whole grains have a lot to offer for health and weight loss. Fiber is key here. It makes you feel full and can help with blood sugar regulation. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains all contain carbs in varying amounts. They also generally contain fiber. And whether you’re trying to lose weight, or just want to be healthy….. Fiber is your friend!

I’m not saying you should eat the whole bread basket before dinner. But you can choose foods — including those with carbohydrates — that love you back. Foods high in fiber. Foods that have something else to offer.

So jelly bean vs. pinto bean … you know who wins. And now you know why.

Want to add more high fiber carbs into your diet? Try Unfried Beans, Easiest Lentil Soup, or Black Bean Burgers.

Want to add more fiber to your dessert? These Mocha Brownies might surprise you.

All of these recipes contain carbs plus fiber and protein too — and they’re delicious. Food that loves you back can taste good!

What’s one carb that doesn’t love you back that you could eat less of?

What’s one carb you’re already eating that does?



P.S. The eating guidelines I’ve been sharing aren’t a diet. They are a new way of thinking about and using food. This shift is 100% possible, but it’s not always easy to do on your own. If you’ve been struggling with weight or eating and want to make a change, but feel discouraged, I’d love to help you. Schedule a time to talk so we can see how we could work together to make shifts in your eating that help you feel good in your body.

If you like this newsletter sample and want to read more you can subscribe here. If you decide it’s not for you, you can alway unsubscribe at any time.

Contact Me