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Strategies for visually increasing the amount of carbohydrates while on a diet

One of the main problems when people or athletes are on a diet is the restriction of quantities. This is often about carbohydrates,if we think of a restrictive diet to reach weight for a competition or simply to reduce the daily kcal.

Konjac is a good example of making our brain believe visually that we ingest carbohydrates even if this is not true.

This specific recipe is a shrimp and konjac salad, but obviously a magnitude of other ideas can be used.

Konjac in addition to being 100% vegetable,natural and very low in Kcal, is a great source of vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. The dietary fiber in the konnyaku slows down the body’s sugar intake when eaten with other food. It also lowers blood pressure and helps control cholesterol levels.

To not completely kill the carbohydrate intakes we can add a little bit of it in smaller quantities such as potatoes, legumes or other cereals along with good sources of protein like meat, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy, beans, soy foods, nuts and seeds.

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