Slow-digesting carbs like oatmeal take longer to enter your bloodstream and help satisfy your appetite much better than junk food. "Successfully curbing your appetite is essential for weight loss," says Sandon.
6) A Speedy Recovery
After working out, your body needs carbs to repair your muscles and get stronger. Opt for a small meal of protein and carbs 30 to 60 minutes after training. "During that window of time, the body needs nutrients to replenish, rebuild, and repair muscle tissue for the next workout," says Sandon.