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Getting to Know the White Food Diet

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Since the onset of trendy diets, over time, celebrated diets have gotten colorful. Color is now the premise for a diet, and as wonky as it can sound, there may be something to it. You may have heard that a colorful plate is a good hallmark of a nutritious serving. Not until now, however, has there been a color code to what we should avoid.

What Are “White Foods”?

Introducing the concept of the no-white food diet. If the first white food you can think of is egg whites or cauliflower, don’t get confused. Nutritious white foods are specifically uncommon, and there is a shortlist of exemptions that include natural, whole foods.

“White food” refers mostly to processed foods that are white such as sugar, bread, pasta, and all the good stuff in between.

These types of foods are, in part, responsible for obesity rates and diabetes. Not to mention, they can lead to serious complications if consumed for long periods, cause issues with digestion, and are overall harmful to health.

They are classified as refined carbohydrates, and avoiding them for the sake of a better diet is hardly a new concept. Yet, it hasn’t been presented in the same way.

The Deal with Refined Carbohydrates

What occurs in the body after eating processed foods is a quick absorption, which leads to feeling full and satisfied for a short amount of time before you crave more.

And unfortunately, you most often do crave more because of the insulin your body has been triggered to produce from the sugar consumed. This can lead to weight gain and a cycle of sugar addiction and cravings that may be difficult to break.

“Diet” or Doable?

The no-white food diet is not a fad. If anything, it’s somewhat of an anti-diet diet. Challenges often associated with sensationalized diets on the market usually circulate their longevity and lack of foundation in maintaining results as opposed to initially sparking them.

The no-white food concept is more of a “rule of thumb” approach that can serve as a staple outside of time spent indulging. This enables it to be more of a habit formed than anything. What this does is provide a system that’s easier to follow, more practical to commit to long term, and therefore more effective.

A Note from GR8NESS

Worry not, GR8 eaters. The road is not just paved with simple carbs. Enjoying white foods and these refined sugars is not detrimental to your health in moderation. The key is to ensure that you don’t over-consume and maintain proper nutrient intake apart from indulging.

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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