Control Blood Sugar:
A glass of wine here…
A piece of bread there…
A few whole wheat crackers that you thought were healthy…
Or even the 100 calorie snack pack…
After all, it’s only 100 calories – right?
All of these seemingly harmless choices are insulin spiking nightmares that consistently tell your body to store more and more belly fat.
Although there are times you should intentionally spike insulin, you have to be strategic about it.
And it’s usually the exception, not the rule.
So over the next few days I’m going to give you a short crash course on how to use REAL food to manage blood sugar and control your insulin for more consistent fat loss.
Make sure to pay close attention. These simple tips are the difference between storing fat and burning fat.
3 Easy Ways to Control Blood Sugar with REAL Food…
Control Blood Sugar 1: Make the RIGHT Carb Choices…
Always do your best to choose clean carbs based on your activity level.
wrong carbs = store belly fat
right carbs = burn belly fat.
Non-processed, low glycemic starches and fruits are always the best choice when you’re trying to keep blood sugar stable and keep your body in a fat burning environment.
Sweet potatoes, quinoa, slow cook oats, and squash are always great starch choices
for anybody and everybody. Berries and other low glycemic fruits, like cherries, are typically the best fruit choices.
Glucose based white starches, such as potatoes and white rice, along with ripe fruits should be avoided by sedentary individuals and reserved for high intensity exercisers.
But regardless of your activity level, make sure you follow #2 below or you’ll just
sabotage the benefits of these choices.
Control Blood Sugar 2: NEVER Snack On or Consume Impact Carbs Alone…
Processed carbs, starches, and ripe fruits can cause the fastest spike in insulin and
send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride, unless you combine them with other
So always try to combine your impact starches and fruits with some type of animal
I know there are a LOT of fruit freaks out there who insist you can eat fruit all by itself
“whenever you want, and I’m not here to get in a debate. But certain fruits affect blood sugar differently than others, which is why I always recommend eating protein with your fruits.
It’s not a deal breaker, but it will help you control blood sugar for the long haul.
The 3rd and final way to control blood sugar with real food is blatantly obvious, but millions of people are so busy over-analyzing the process, that they totally forgot about it.
I’ll be back tomorrow to reveal exactly why this is the most important aspect of your nutrition plan.
It’s been used by ripped bodybuilders and fitness models for years now.
Just remember your take home lessons for today:
– Choose the RIGHT carbs based on your activity level and…
– NEVER eat impact carbs by themselves.
Honestly, this is a LOT harder than it sounds.
Just think about it…
It’s so easy to grab a fat storing snack without even thinking about it.
A bagel on the go. A muffin. A granola bar.
Even a ripe piece of fruit can send your body into a fat-storing environment if you don’t have some protein near by.
Unfortunately, you can’t grab a free-range chicken breast or farm fresh eggs out of the fruit bowl (I wish :-).
So without a complete protein nearby many of your “healthy” food choices can make you fatter.
One of the best insurance policies you can have to make SURE this doesn’t happen to you day after day is having a high quality whey protein powder near by.
But not all protein powders are created equal.
In fact, a few studies have shown that many over-the-counter protein powders can spike your insulin higher than white bread.
Hey, I know it sound ridiculous, but don’t shoot the messenger.
That’s why Karen and I only use BioTrust Low Carb.
And since we always get questions about protein powders, let me quickly reveal exactly what allows me to give this powder my highest stamp of approval.
For starters, it’s 100% all natural.
No artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, preservatives, or additives. Zero. Zilch. Nada….none.
It’s naturally sweetened with stevia and has a naturally sweet flavored fiber called inulin that adds a whopping 4 grams of extra fiber per 25 grams of protein.
BT Low Carb is Certified Hormone-Free, sourced from cows not treated with dangerous growth hormones like rBGH and rBST (not the case for 99% of all other protein products).
On top of that, it’s a time-released blend of 4 different fast-and slow-acting proteins that provide your body with quality nutrition for up to 8 hours straight.
All of this WITHOUT the fat storing insulin-spike associated with whey-only protein powders.
So you can consume it literally any time of day, even before bed (our favorite time to use it because it cures our sweet tooth).
Needless to say, it’s nice to finally have a COMPLETE, great tasting protein powder blend that I can recommend with total confidence.
And perhaps the best part is that every order comes with a FULL 1-YEAR 100% satisfaction-guarantee…ummmm that’s unheard of for a protein powder 🙂
Have an awesome night!