There is a shocking weight-loss hack that will have you changing your eating habits and liking it.
Everyone knows carbs and high-calories are two things to cut down on when you are trying to lose weight. However, did you know you could still eat pasta and rice while shedding those pounds? In fact, there is a hack when it comes to eating these two foods that will change your eating habits.
As it turns out, reheating pasta and rice is an excellent way to help you lose weight. It is shocking but true. Your body digests fewer carbs and calories when food is reheated. The process is called retrogradation. When foods such as pasta and rice have a chance to cool down, they become healthier for us to consume.
It sounds too good to be true, but it isn't. According to PopSugar here is how it works. Resistant starch is primarily a fiber made up of carbs, which is harder for your body to digest, meaning your body has to work harder to convert it to energy. Now that may sound like a bad thing, but it isn't because it means your metabolism is going to get revved up. The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn, the more weight you lose.
Resistant starches can be created when cooked food cools down and is heated up again, hence the retrogradation. Therefore, foods high in starch such as pasta increase their resistant starch when reheated, meaning you consume fewer carbs. The exact amount of time you should let a cooked food cool down before heating it up again in 24 hours. Researchers did a study that showed resistant starch was higher and glycemia was significantly lower in adults who waited the 24 hours.
Although this is a weight-loss hack, it doesn't necessarily mean you should be eating reheated pasta or rice every day. But it is something to keep in mind if you like to eat leftovers this is kind of a game-changer. After all, every little trick or trade helps when you are trying to lose weight.
What do you think about reheating food as a way to lose weight? Would you eat past or rice after it was heated up?