Registered Dietitian Maria Kinirons describes carbohydrates.
Registered Dietitian Maria Kinirons:
Carbohydrates are probably the widest array of foods available out there. We have, there’s different types of carbohydrates. We have got simple carbohydrates, and then there are complex carbohydrates.
Simple carbohydrates tend to be your sugars. Actually, some unexpected things are things like lactose and milk, and fructose and fruit. Those are simple carbohydrates.
Complex carbohydrates, on the other hand, are things like whole grains, starches, and they are more satisfying in general, specifically whole grain carbohydrates because they consist of the bran, the outer layer, the whole grain basically is what keeps you satisfied.
Refined carbohydrates--things like white flour, things made from white flour tends to be less satisfying because the fiber has been stripped, basically, in processing. So, if you are going to go for carbohydrates, go for the complex kind, the whole grains--stuff like that.
About Maria Kinirons, R.D.:
Maria Kinirons, R.D., is the senior nutritionist for Weight Watchers International. She works in the program development department and creates the materials members can receive when they attend Weight Watchers' meetings.