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These Carbs Can Fill Your Stomach Without a Full Plate

It’s not easy being a carbohydrate: Praised one month. Panned the next.

As with many truths in health, wellness, and life, the facts about carbohydrates lie somewhere in the middle. But carbs are our body’s primary energy source and should be an integral part of any weight loss or wellness plan.

That is, getting the right amount of carbs from the right sources.

There’s no need for the extreme when it comes to your lifestyle, and having complex carbohydrates in your daily diet is necessary for your short- and long-term health. Always keep these wholesome energy sources nearby. Your waistline will thank you.

Quinoa: There is ample justification for why even one cup of this nutty-flavored plant is considered a “superfood.” One serving contains 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of much-needed fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and more. It’s also incredibly versatile for your morning, afternoon, and evening menu.  

Fruit: While fruit is a source of sugar and other carbohydrates, the natural sweetness in fruit is part of the total nutrient package. Fruits are loaded with fiber and essential vitamins and minerals while still appeasing your sweet tooth, and frozen fruit is a great replacement for ice in shakes or as a dessert.

Oats: Both a breakfast and baking superfood, rolled or steel-cut oats contain more fiber because the grains aren’t processed, compared with sugary, flavored instant packets. Add your own flavors such as cinnamon, fruit, nuts, or milk to avoid the sugar overload that often comes with processed cereals.

Whey Thins™: These delicious powerhouse snacks portioned in 100-calorie packs contain 9 grams of carbohydrates, primarily from brown rice flour, along with 3 grams of fat and 10 grams of protein per serving. Available in three flavors and perfect as a filling snack on the go.

IsaLean® Bars and IsaLean Shakes: Ideal as a meal replacement to promote weight loss and lean muscle building, each delicious shake and bar contains a balanced ratio of carbs, good fats, protein, and fiber to help you feel full. Pick up a box or canister of your favorite flavors for nutrition on the go.