full saladAt dinner, you can replace the potatoes with an extra portion of vegetables. Consisting of 17 g of carbohydrates per 100 g, potatoes are very rich in carbohydrates. This is when most vegetables only contain about 2 or 3 grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams.
pan-fried with vegetablesThe importance of vegetables in a diet without a lot of carbohydrates can not be overstated. Eating less carbohydrate automatically leads to a decrease in fiber intake. These are important for health ( source ) and intestinal flora ( source ).
Poor in calories and carbohydrates but high in fiber, vegetables are ideal for filling the stomach. Having a full stomach makes you eat less, which speeds up weight loss ( source , source ).
There is no need to be afraid of eating too much vegetables. Beware, however, of vegetables that contain starch such as potatoes, parsnips and sweet potatoes. These are rich in carbohydrates. This is also the case for most legumes.
Potatoes can be replaced by a small portion of sweet potatoes . Like potatoes, sweet potatoes are rich in carbohydrates but have the advantage that these carbohydrates pass more slowly in the blood