Believe it or not, well over 300,000 diet and nutrition books are currently in circulation. How do you work out which is the ‘right’ way to eat when the nutritional industry is a multibillion dollar marketing machine full of contradictions and conflicting advice? Why are women being misled by inaccurate marketing messages for weight loss?\
We will address the first one first. You can have the most powerful beliefs programmed into your mind, you can be free of doubt and anxiety and full of confidence, you can be the most emotionally intelligent person on earth, but if your blood sugar is too low all that goes out the window and you move into primitive survival mode. Balancing your blood sugar is absolutely essential not only for optimal performance but also for optimal health. Let’s see how we do it.
Eating Fat Doesn’t Make you Fat
For years our dietary habits have been based on an outdated belief that eating fat makes you fat and that low fat diets are the way to lose weight and improve health. Logically you could say it makes sense, eat less fat and you lose body fat, but scientifically it doesn’t work. Fat is not the bad boy we have been left to believe. In a landmark study by Professor Kekwick at the University of London, two groups of patients were put on a low 1000 calorie a day diet. The first group’s 1000 calories consisted of 90% fat and the second group’s consisted of 90% carbohydrate. What happened? The high fat group lost significant amounts of body fat and the carbohydrate group lost virtually none.
Women today are coming up with excellent weight loss and diet plans which better exemplify exercise as the epicenter of their goals - not just cutting down on foods they need.
The Key to Permanent Fat Loss
The key to permanent fat loss and optimal health resides within the ratio of the macro nutrients taken in, such as protein, carbohydrates and fats in each meal. Every time you eat, these macro nutrients create a specific hormonal response in the body. Hormones are messenger molecules that regulate virtually everything your body does. Hormones have a very large impact on how we feel and the quality of thoughts and actions.
You can spend hundreds of hard-earned dollars on blood tests to see what your food intolerances are, but there is nothing more accurate than tuning into how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally after you have eaten. The easiest way to find this out is to perform your research, ignore primitive marketing tactics often thrown at you, and stick to whatever regimen works best. Listen to your inner glycogen, in other words.
Glycogen levels in the muscles and the liver that are filled with any excess gets stored as fat. Even though carbohydrates are fat free, excess carbohydrate turns up as extra fat on your body! But there’s worse to come. A high carbohydrate meal or snack creates a rapid rise in blood sugar which in turn signals the pancreas to secrete the hormone insulin into the blood stream to lower the levels of blood glucose to keep the body’s energy in balance. Insulin is essentially a storage hormone which tells excess carbohydrate to store as fat as a survival mechanism in case of a future famine.
Weight loss and diet plans for ladies young and old don't require fasting, fads or tummy tucks. It simply takes proven advice, inner strength and weeding out negative marketing messages.