When you’re trying to lose weight, carbs have been equated to the devil. Pasta? Forget it. We can’t even look at a croissant or walk past a bagel shop without gaining a few inches around our waist. But then you learn about the benefits of whole grains. Then you hear “everything in moderation” is the key. What are you to do now?
There are ways to eat pasta and still stay on track for your weight-loss goals. Rebecca Scritchfield, R.D.N., founder of Capitol Nutrition Group in Washington, D.C. never lets her clients do something they can’t do for the rest of their life. “If you can’t imagine life without pasta, then don’t even try. Find a way to enjoy pasta that respects your taste preferences and your body,” she says.