How to Lose Weight by Eating More Carbs

Our no-hunger plan trims pounds fast by knocking out cravings. The secret: eating more (yes, more!) body-friendly carbs. Here's how...


Every day, power up with a filling breakfast that packs fiber-rich super grains (100% whole wheat bread, pasta, quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice), protein and healthy fat. Perfect morning meal: two eggs on a whole-grain English muffin.

Lunch & Dinner

Pile on plenty of naturally low-calorie veggies like broccoli, leafy greens, and cauliflower (at 150 calories per head, it packs serious weight-loss power — eat it as an entrée with an egg on top, or add it to soups and salads in heaping portions). Keep the good-for-you fat and lean protein and get your carb fix with super starches like beans, sweet potato, squash, and pumpkin.


Munch twice a day on fruit or veggies plus protein — try one cup of carrots and two tablespoons of hummus.

Follow these guidelines, and you'll total about 1,500 calories daily without ever feeling hungry. Let the slim begin!

This story originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping.
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