A very simple low carb diet - no wheat, rice, sugar, potatoes or bananas -
all very high carb, high glycemic foods.
Trying To Lose Weight? Here's A Low Carb Tip:
it's white, don't eat it."
Trying to LOSE WEIGHT? Hereís a tip... if itís white, donít eat it!
Dr. Hagglund's Healthy Eating Tips
(All wheat products, bananas*, breads, rice, sugar, and potatoes.)
Research has shown that these foods almost triple your blood sugar rise in
proportion to how many calories they carry... nobody knows why for sure but
itís clear that foods high in carbohydrates cause your pancreas to increase
your insulin production.
The reason we ďpack fatĒ is insulin. Insulin is commonly thought of as
ďwhat's missingĒ from a person with diabetes. But itís more than that.
Besides controlling the level of blood sugar in your body, it causes you to
It sends you searching through your house at night for chocolate and
cookies! It turns on the fat storing machine in the fat cells of your body
and further, blocks those fat cells from releasing their stored fat.
The result is that as you eat and exercise, your body canít convert the
stored fat to sugar to burn for energy, which is the desired result of both
eating and exercise... which makes you want to eat more after the effects of
your workout pass. Itís a vicious cycle!
One powerful way of blocking the effect of carbohydrates and the rise of
insulin is to put high quality proteins into your metabolic system in front
of everything you eat. Even if youíre eating wedding cake, try to take in
some protein before you eat it... a piece of lean beef or a soft boiled egg.
The protein turns on the metabolic processes in the cells to burn the blood
sugar faster and therefore stop the insulin rise.
90% of what we eat has to be turned into sugar to be passed through the
energy burning systems of the body. Controlling insulin is not just about
stopping sugar intake.
You must understand that many foods, especially the white ones, get turned
into sugar. Itís easy to lose track of this fact. Watch those carbs! They
are the precursor to the production of sugar in your body which
over-stimulates insulin and it ís the insulin that ďpacks the fat Ē on
*People commonly think that bananas are healthy food because they provide
potassium. These days, bananas are mostly picked green and shipped, and the
potassium content isnít nearly what it used to be. The potassium benefit
really doesnít outweigh the negative effects of the high sugar content.
About The Author
Dr. Howard Hagglund M.D. is the TaeBo Select Medical Advisor. His approach
to natural health and nutrition supports the new line of TaeBo Select low
carbohydrate weight loss and nutrition supplements. Get more articles from
Dr. Hagglund by visiting:
NOTE: Not all white foods are high carb. Think
cauliflower, cream, soft cheese, egg whites - all good low carb foods.
For more information on these ingredients, and all things white, see White-On.com
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