Extreme weight loss doesn’t require extreme exercise. Moderate exercise the way you define it is OK. The big problem is that refined flour acts like sugar in that it makes your blood sugar rise just as high. If sugar isn’t used as energy right away, it is converted into stored body fat.
The lower the food is on the glycemic index the healthier it is as far as maintaining stable blood sugar levels. Wheat, in its natural state is a wheat kernel. It has a rating of 30 on the GI scale. You can eat these if you soak them in warm water overnight.
Flour has starch. Starch is a complex carbohydrate. Sugar is a simple carbohydrate easily digested. Did you know fiber is a type of carbohydrate? Most carbs can be broken down into sugar molecules, but fiber cannot. It goes undigested through the body. Fiber helps regulate sugar absorption.
Read labels to know how much of what is in your food. Don't use anything that comes in a bottle, can, box or package; then you don't have to worry about what's in your food. There will be no added weight gaining ingredients like sugar and flour.
Refined grains have had their vitamins and minerals stripped along with their protective fiber. The excess sugar in your blood that is not used up as energy is stored as fat cells. I don’t eat these, anymore…
Pay attention to how your body feels when you stop eating grain. You might begin feeling better. It seems many snacks and junk foods have refined grain or flour in them.
Did you know wheat is addicting like Opium? It binds to the opiate receptors in the brain. Wheat stimulates the appetite. No wonder I couldn’t stop until I finished eating the whole box of crackers! I went through withdrawals!