Primarily because carbohydrates stimulate insulin...aka the hunger hormone, that blocks fat burning, and encourages fat storage!
However, there seems to be great confusion over the THREE different types of carbohydrates that can be found in our diet, namely:
Sugars are simple carbs made up of only one or two molecules combined, and are quickly absorbed in the blood stream.
Starch and fibre are made up of at least three sugar molecules making them complex carbs, which take longer to digest, resulting in feeling fuller for longer.
Lets break this down further…
Most of the carbohydrates in our diet are starches, however, not all of the starch we eat gets digested. Some passes through the digestive tract unchanged. This is known as resistant starch, in other words it is resistant to digestion.
Successful dieters are those that chose resistant starches because they...