Lately though i have felt the urge to try & help as many people as i can so stay tuned there is a lot more of where this has come from.Have you heard of “Blood sugar handling issues” ?
When you have fat to lose almost in all cases your blood sugar handling is not as good as it could be, to be honest in most cases it is in the toilet!
In other words your body does not utilize carbohydrates & sugar effectively or you are just eating them in to higher quantities, too often or the quality of carbohydrate is poor.
The good news is i have the answers on how to correct it, and then you will start seeing better week in, week out positive body shape change & fat loss.
Understand this is just one piece of the puzzle, but I promise you all… ‘IT IS A BIG PIECE” in just about every client I work with that has body fat to lose & wants to lose it quickly.Have you heard of syndrome X or Diabetes?
Syndrome X is like the second stage of blood sugar handling problems, diabetes being stage 3 if you like.
The more fat you are carrying especially around the mid-section,the more this blog applies & will help you!
I now need to briefly explain what happens in the body when you over-eat carbohydrates.
This is important to understand!
After you eat a meal, your body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into glucose. Glucose then stimulates the release of a hormone called insulin which transports the glucose into the cells or is stored in fat tissue.
Getting blood sugar into our cells is important but it can & does also cause problems if there is an excess.
There is no confusion that a big % of the population is insulin resistant. This means that they don’t handle carbohydrates effectively especially simple & starchy ones.
Anyone over weight has fluctuating blood sugar levels that are out of control.
Do you feel like you store fat easily & get an energy crash after eating a high carbohydrate meal?
If so you more than likely produce too much insulin & eat to many carbohydrates daily which is leaving you feeling tired & hungry often.
If the importance of insulin sensitivity for FAT LOSS is new to you or you have not heard of the term insulin resistance you may be confused so let me briefly explain what they mean.
They both describe your body’s ability to produce & utilize insulin effectively or not which is produced in the pancreas & insulin delivers the sugar (glucose) into the muscles & cells.
Over time cells can become resistant to insulin because of too much insulin arriving because of to many carbohydrates being consumed; it will then require a lot more insulin to get the job done.
This is what is called insulin resistant.
If your body is sensitive to glucose it means it will be delivered into the cells a lot more effectively & not end up on your stomach, butt or thighs!
Being insulin sensitive is one of the most important ingredients to achieving the body shape everyone wants & is a large part of what I teach my clients in the initial phase when it comes to what they should eat, when they should eat it & how much.
When you are insulin sensitive fat loss is so much easier!!!
So how do become insulin sensitive you ask?
Minimize carbohydrates then eliminate them altogether for a short start phase of anywhere between 7-14 days!
Understand the more sugar you eat the more you crave it, so coming off sugar is like coming of a drug!
But ideally for fast succesful fat loss two weeks is perfect to get the ball rolling.
This can be challenging to say the least, most people have a real attachment to carbohydrates so not something I recommend jumping into straight away, I do recommend weaning off sugar & if nothing else you will start to have a lot clearer thoughts & more balanced energy.
Processed sugar is classified as a class one drug, as addictive as heroin so start slow but always keep the end goal in the back of your head & that the less you have the less you crave.
Exercise & resistant training especially help make your cells more sensitive to the effects of insulin also.
Ideally we want your muscles to be more sensitive than your fat cells, when this is the case the glucose you eat gets sent directly to the muscles, muscle growth will happen a lot quicker & therefor aid in the fat loss journey faster as muscle increases the metabolism faster than anything else.
Lastly I just want to make another point clear; I am not a hater of carbohydrates!!
Once you are insulin sensitive carbohydrates are essential for fat loss & energy with the right exercise & training program.
In actual fact the leaner someone gets & the more insulin sensitive they are, the more carbohydrates I have them eating to continue the fat loss journey!
So if that’s not having your cake & eating it too I don’t know what is!!!
Of course I am not talking about things like ice cream & lollies here just to be clear!
So what do you eat to become insulin sensitive?
- All Animal meat (grass fed)
- Poultry including eggs
- Brussels sprouts
- Onions in moderation
- All leafy greens
- Mustard greens
- & in case I have missed anything else that has a low GI index is fine
FATS & OILS
- Coconut oil
- Butter or ghee
- Olive oil (salads)
- Flaxseed oil (salads)
- Animal fat (organic)
Fat becomes your primary energy source so this needs to be increased dramatically with every meal to help stabilize blood sugar as you go through this process.
I recommend increasing the amount of meals per day at this stage too.
If you currently eat two meals a day I recommend increasing to 3-4, if you eat 4 & exercise I would increase to 5 or 6+ small to moderate meals. This helps a lot!
Be warned though this is a detoxification process as well you are going through & you will have days that you feel like s^&t!
The worse you feel in the initial few days to a week the more you will get out of it so stick to it! It will get easier day by day & then you will be looking & feeling amazing sooner rather than later!
Once the two weeks ideally is completed successfully carbohydrates are reintroduced at specific times & specific amounts specific to the individual.
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