Eating Carbs: What are the pros and cons?
This is pretty freakin’ cool if I do say so myself.
One of my good friends completed a real-life case study on himself that uncovered some surprising test results to help him “fix” his blood sugar AFTER carb intake.
Now keep in mind, in a perfect world, we would all eat like a caveman, avoid our favorite cheat foods and desserts while we sport flat-bellies and six-pack-abs.
But we don’t live in a perfect world…do we? 😉
Besides, who wants to constantly obsess and avoid eating their favorite carbs all the time?
…Especially as the summer winds down.
Additionally, if you exercise consistently you NEED to be eating carbs.
Eating carbs is not necessarily the enemy.
Hopefully you know by now that eating carbs can actually be your best fat burning friends when you consume them strategically.
But they can also be your WORST enemy if you’re not careful.
Here’s what I mean:
The Pros of Eating Carbs
1: Carbs are muscle sparing. In other words, they preserve and prevent the breakdown of lean calorie burning muscle tissue.
2: Eating carbs provide energy to the brain and the body so you don’t feel like you’re running on empty all the time.
3: They help “spark” a dead metabolism and keep it elevated to prevent metabolic slowdown and keep hormones in check.
4: They stimulate insulin, which leads to a very anabolic/muscle building environment (this is kind of a catch-22 as you’ll read in a second).
The Cons of Eating Carbs
1: Carbs spike insulin levels and elevate blood sugar. It’s almost impossible to burn body fat in the presence of high insulin levels. (Hence – the catch 22 above)
2: Consuming too many carbs over lengthy periods of time can lead to a lot of fat spillover, which leads to excess fat storage. Think obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
3: Eating carbs (especially processed carbs) are the most abused nutrient from both a health and fat loss perspective.
4: Excess carb intake creates a lot of water retention, which leads to a soft look so it makes you look and feel bloated.
5: Processed carbs hide nasty fillers and chemicals that can potentially lead to severe health challenges. We call these obesity additives.
Additionally, processed carbs like grains contain “anti-nutrients” and gluten that can block fat-loss and potentially cause various types of autoimmune diseases.
Now you can see why it’s so important to manage your carb intake and take control of your blood sugar.
Fortunately, there is a brand-new science based method you can use, starting today, that will do the work for you.
NO – it’s not a gimmick or quick-fix.
But based on this real world case study below from my great friend, Mike Geary, you can clearly see this is 100% LEGIT.
This is the EXACT email Mike sent over to me last week…
My Blood Sugar Experiment
by: Mike Geary
Best-Selling Author, The TOP 101 Foods That Fight Aging
Hey Shaun, check out this blood sugar experiment that I ran…
I just started my own little experiment where I want to test different nutrients on different days for their blood sugar controlling properties against the EXACT same type and quantity of carbs first thing in the morning.
I got a baseline fasting blood sugar level each morning too; in order make sure starting point is in the exact same spot each morning.
Also, my “meal” that I’m testing is 27 grams of carbs from oatmeal + 13 grams of carbs from org maple syrup, for a total amount of 40 grams of reasonably fast-acting carbs.
I tested with a 40 gram carb meal on its own on day 1 to get baseline blood sugar response.
I also found some literature that made me conclude that 45 min after the carb based meal might be about the best approximation of the blood sugar “spike.”
A very large meal might not spike for almost 2 hours after the meal, but this is about 250 calories overall, so the spike is going to be a shorter time frame.
I confirmed this on day one as you’ll see below. My glucose returned almost to fasting levels after 90 min, but seemed to be at a peak level at about the 45 minute mark.
So far, I’ve tested the control meal on day one (with no added nutrient at all), then on day two, I tested the research behind the new IC5 formula.
Check out these crazy results!
– Fasting blood sugar: 83
– Consumed oatmeal, maple syrup, coconut fat 250 cal meal (no added nutrient on this day) Blood sugar 45 min after meal: 112
Blood sugar 90 min after meal: 87 (almost back to baseline)
– Fasting blood sugar: 83 (same as Day 1)
– Consumed oatmeal, maple syrup, coconut fat 250 cal meal (added the IC5 immediately before meal)
Blood sugar 45 min after meal: 84!!!
NOTE: I even double checked this reading a second time to make sure it was accurate because I was shocked that my blood sugar hadn’t really gone up at all like the first day.
The results showed that IC5 had a STRONG blood sugar controlling effect compared to eating the oatmeal without IC5 on the previous day.
Very interesting huh!
I wanted to personally “thank” Mike for letting me share his personal results.
I know he’s a very private person who maintains one of the highest levels of integrity in the on-line fitness world, so we’re very appreciative.
This is some awesome info that proves you can keep your body in a fat-burning environment AFTER high carb meals.
So what is IC5?
It’s all laid out for you step-by-step inside this brand new *free* report.
Just click this link and you’ll have it in your hands in just a few seconds:
I’ll be back tomorrow to uncover a super-simple carb rotation strategy you can use to have a carb-filled August WITHOUT getting fat.
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