Keep an eye on carbs
Carbs are an essential part of your diet, but because much of their energy doesn’t get used, your body stores them as fat. A low-carb lifestyle has become popular, but don’t get carried away. Before you consider cutting them out altogether, think about eating better carbs. Authority Nutrition says that certain starches, found in foods like potatoes, cashews and raw oats are resistant to digestion and improve metabolic health.
Eat a fiber-full breakfast
Try to keep an eye out for cereal that contains seven grams or more. That way you’ve met your fiber quota all in one bowl and you’re ahead before you’ve even finished breakfast. According to experts, upping fiber intake “helps control the insulin spike caused by eating refined carbohydrates.”