Posted Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM
The key is that the carbs are lower glycemically because they're WHOLE foods that contain fiber, protein, etc. not highly processed carbs like white flour. It's still appropriate to remember the old saw "if it's white, don't bite" - as in white flour, white sugar, etc. - choose whole grains instead. And, too, plant based is heavily tilted toward veggies and beans/legumes - 1/2 the plate is veggies and the other half split between everything else (including grains). It's really hard to overeat on carbs (the spiky kinds) when you've got a plate full of veggies that are full of fiber.