When you’re eating white pasta, you’re getting robbed, as the stuff’s been stripped of its fiber and bran, says White. Calories are better spent on foods that are going to deliver several nutrients and keep you feeling fuller, longer.
Stock this instead: Whole-wheat pasta, quinoa, black or brown rice, and whole-grain couscous
“The switch will add more fiber and B vitamins,” says White. “And the taste difference? Once you get used to it, I find people prefer that over the white stuff.”