High starchy foods with high carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes, pasta, rice may be an obstacle for you to lose weight. I don’t tell that all starchy foods are bad however, there are two different types of starchy foods as “refined” and “natural” (simple and complex).
For instance, white bread or rice are refined carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrates have very low nutritional value, have fewer fibers and the feeling of fullness created by them are short. Also, these types of foods can raise the blood sugar quickly since they are digested very quickly.
On the other hand, unrefined complex carbohydrates are digested slowly and raise blood sugar more slowly.
Consuming not too many peas, lentils and dry beans, whole wheat bread, rye bread instead of white bread, pasta, white rice, potatoes can help you to lose weight.