Did you know that the foods you eat have a metabolic and hormonal effect on your body?
These effects change depending on the macronutrient (carbohydrate, fat, protein) mix of what you put in your mouth. For this column, let’s consider each macronutrient in isolation of the others. In other words, what happens if you eat something that is 100% fat?
If you look at the illustration picture, you can see that if you consume a food that is 100% fat, the result is very little effect on blood sugar. If you eat a food that is 100% protein, there is a slight effect on blood sugar. That’s because your body is able to take some protein and turn it into glucose or blood sugar.
Finally, notice that if you eat a food that is 100% carbohydrate there is comparatively a bigger spike in blood sugar. If the food is 100% sugar and you eat a lot of it, the spike will be higher. Foods that are highly refined carbohydrates can also cause this big spike.
Big spikes in blood sugar cause another body response – the release of insulin (the fat storage hormone.) The amount of insulin released is directly related to the amount of blood sugar.
Very small blood sugar spike = Very small insulin release
BIG blood sugar spike = BIG insulin response
This one illustration shows the foundation reason why I want you to keep sugar and highly refined carbohydrates out of your diet.
Keep your release of fat-storing hormone low by eating Fat-Burning Machine recommended food combinations.
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