One of the best strategies to reduce fat storage is to stabilize your blood sugar.
A recent study showed that when it comes to losing weight, reducing fat storage, and keeping it off for more than two years, only 15-20% of dieters kept their weight off. One main reason was that they were never taught how to balance their blood sugar.
When you eat sugar rich foods from processed foods, beverages, even that little shot of juice from your juicer, your pancreas goes into overdrive, producing a surge of insulin. This insulin surge tells your body that plenty of energy is available, and that it should stop burning fat and start storing it.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman:
If we make too much insulin, it drives the fuel in our blood into our fat cells. Too much insulin also does a lot of other bad things like cause heart attacks, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia.
When it comes to causing spikes of insulin that start this miserable chain reaction, not all calories are created equally. Sugar and refined carb calories are the culprits.
He goes on to say:
Focus on what you eat, the quality of the food you eat, and the composition of the food you eat. Then, you won’t be hungry and will shift from fat storage to fat burning.
So how does one go about balancing their blood sugar?
It is simple. You can naturally balance your blood sugar by eating meals rich in whole food protein, carbohydrate, healthy fat, vegetables and fruit (see this plate as a reference). This will help you feel full, will bridge the gap from one meal to the next without a dip in blood sugar and will stabilize blood sugar so your body will burn fat and have consistent energy throughout the day.
Losing weight and keeping it off won’t happen just by reducing your caloric intake. It will happen by focusing on implementing a few small healthy changes day, after day, after day.
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“You see, there is no magic bullet, quick fix, or quantum leap method to reach success.”
― Jeff Olson, Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success & Happiness