LEAN & CLEAN NUTRITION: Part 2: PROTEIN & CARB COMBINING
Lean & Clean Nutrition focuses on:
Weight Loss & Management
Maintaining Energy & Blood Sugar Levels
Get ready to feel better than you have in years!
PART 2: PROTEIN & CARB COMBINING
When your mother told you "breakfast is the most important meal" she was on the right track. Do not under estimate the importance of breakfast and EVERY meal throughout the day to reach your body confidence goal.
When we skip meals, the body thinks we are depriving it, thus going into "starvation mode" and sending the body into FAT STORAGE overdrive. Below are tips to put you back in the driver's seat on the road to you optimum weight.
Boost Metabolism & Control Blood Sugar Levels by eating every 3-4 hours whether you’re hungry or not.
When we ingest carbohydrates, they are digested in the stomach, then absorbed into the bloodstream in the form of glucose (blood sugar).
As blood glucose levels rise, the body secretes insulin.
Normal blood glucose levels are between 80 and 120 mg/dl.
When levels drop below this range, we feel hungry, and possibly fatigued, light- headed/headaches, and moody.
If levels continue below 80 mg/dl, the body reacts by slowing down the metabolism to conserve energy.
This is why skipping meals to “lose weight” does the exact opposite.
Additionally, when the glucose levels rise above 120 mg/dl, the residual glucose is stored as fat.
This is why controlling blood glucose levels throughout the entire day by eating every 3-4 hours maintains a high metabolism and therefore minimizing fat storage.
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