3 substances that control your blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity (helping fat loss)
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
You probably already know that controlling your blood sugar response from the foods that you eat is a VERY important factor for controlling your ability to burn fat, balance your hormones, and also prevent diabetes.
An amalgamation of numerous messages or emails I receive:
What is the best way to eat to get shredded abs and be healthy? Can you please send me your client's plan so I can follow it too?
- There is no single, perfect way to eat. In other words, there is no such thing as a "perfect diet" or a "perfect plan". If there was, we would all be eating the exact same thing and every single one of us on the planet would be looking pretty darn fantastic every single day...forever.
When I construct a program it is based on the individual.
It's not always possible to eat your meals and snacks at the dinner table, but when you eat on the run or while doing something else, you're more likely to consume extra calories. To prevent weight gain, avoid munching in these five places.
Are you Eating Clean or Eating Correctly?
The topic of "eating clean for fat loss" always seems to come up. Yes if you eat clean (and I mean really clean and consistent for a lengthy period of time), fat loss can be a byproduct of your food selection.
However this is a really blind approach to achieving long lasting and successful fat loss. I can say first hand, I've fielded COUNTLESS inquiries from people saying "I eat clean but I just can't seem to lose the weight".
I want to clarify "eating clean" doesn't mean eating CORRECTLY when it comes to fat loss.
General Nutrition Guide:Although nutritional requirements will vary based on activity level, here are a few basic guidelines for losing weight. In a nutshell: Exercise 3-5x/week for thirty to forty minutes, eat 5-6 meals a day, limit fat intake to 10 to 20% of total calorie intake, drink plenty of water, eat low glycemic carbohydrates and lean proteins, and limit simple sugars.
If the number on your scale won't budge then read on for an explanation: Possibility #1: You're Not Eating Enough CaloriesThis only happens in cases of severe calorie restriction, so don't take it as a license to eat whatever you'd like. When you're trying to drop a few pounds by eating next to nothing, it actually counteracts your efforts.
1.Avoid most saturated fats.
2.Avoid all trans fats.
3.Eat only 100% whole grains.
4.Eliminate added sugar.
5.Never eat sugar syrups (high fructose corn syrup is part of this felonious grouping)
REMEMBER SUGAR IS THE ENEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you were to put bad gas, kerosene, diesel or water in your car that required quality unleaded gasoline, what do you think would happen? Kind of a silly question, I know. Of course it wouldn’t run right or it straight up wouldn’t run at all. How many of us stop and think about all the bad or wrong “gas” we put into our bodies?
Many people who struggle with their weight feel powerless to cravings.
Have you ever experienced this? When the urge to eat something bad comes over so strongly that you feel you have no choice but to give in?