Why Don’t I See Grains on the Approved Foods List?

Grains approved food list

You may have noticed that the 8-Day Jumpstart Foods List does not contain grains, legumes, or other similar staples. Did you wonder why?

In this blog post, we’ll explain why these items are not included and how you can make smart decisions if you choose to include more carbohydrates in your 8-Day Jumpstart.

Why No Grains - Source of Carbs Is Key

We did not include grains like rice, oats, or wheat because we prefer to use vegetables as rich and varied sources of complex carbs and fiber.

Not all types of carbohydrates are created equal. There are two common types of carbohydrates - simple and complex.

Simple Carbs

Simple carbohydrates are usually refined in some way, like flour, sugar, or are low in fiber. They are broken down very quickly by your body, and can lead to blood sugar “spikes” followed closely by “crashes.” They are most commonly found naturally in foods such as milk products, milk, and fruits. Simple carbohydrates can also be found in processed and refined sugars like candy, table sugar, soft drinks, and syrup.

Complex Carbs

Complex carbs, like those found in veggies like broccoli, roasted brussels sprouts, or squash, are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients. They consist of sugar molecules that are joined together in long and complex chains. It’s this complex structure that takes longer to break down, reducing its impact on blood sugar levels. Complex carbs are also known for being high in fiber.

While whole grains (like brown rice or quinoa) or sweet potatoes contain these complex carbs, they are not as nutritionally dense as colorful veggies and are much higher in calories.

Xyngular Makes Carbs Simple

One large benefit of your 8-Day Jumpstart is not having to count carbs as carefully when following along with the Day at a Glance tools.

Even a ½ cup serving of rice contains about 23 grams of carbohydrates. On the other hand, a ½ cup of shredded cabbage contains only two grams of carbs. It’s easy to see how choosing veggies as your carb source allows you a lot more freedom and flexibility, without having to carefully watch your carb intake.

Check out our recipe library for delicious, low-carb, and veggie-forward ideas.

Guidelines For Adding Grains

If you choose to incorporate grains, beans, or other carb options, like potatoes or sweet potatoes into your Post-Jumpstart, we recommend the following guidelines:

Continue to eat all of your veggie servings including 1-2 cups with both lunch and dinner.

The veggies contain fantastic nutrients for your body and will also help solve hunger cravings when eating.

Choose lower-carb veggie options.

There are many fantastic lower-carb veggie options such as cucumbers, broccoli, white mushrooms, swiss chard, and more.

Stick to the Foods We Love List whenever possible.

This list was designed to support your journey into better health. Get one to take on the go-here

Choose complex-carb grains high in nutrients and fiber.

Examples include:

-½ cup quinoa

14g carbs, 2g fiber, 115 calories

-½ cup oats

27g carbs, 4g fiber, 150 calories

-1 medium sweet potato

27g carbs, 4g fiber, 115 calories

-½ cup black beans

21g carbs, 8g fiber, 115 calories

READ MORE: The Ultimate Low Carb Grocery List! Over 50 Low Carb Foods

Learn More About Our Low-Carb 8-Day Jumpstart Meal Plan

The beauty of Xyngular’s 8-Day Jumpstart is that it was designed to deliver fast results. Through the use of the 8-Day Jumpstart, you have the ability to lose up to 15 pounds in eight short days. Xyngular has a powerful design specifically formulated to give your body the rapid reset it needs to see results.*

To find more recipes for Xyngular’s 8-Day Jumpstart and Post-Jumpstart plan click here.

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**Individual results may vary based on personal variables and adherence to the program/product use. Typical results are 1-2 lbs lost per week.

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