Why Dieting Fails… and the Power of Blood Sugar Stabilization
Do you want to lose weight, burn fat and build lean muscle? Do you want more energy while boosting your metabolism? Do you want to fuel your workouts and look and feel your best without dieting or restriction? The answer is simple; stabilize your blood sugar and you WILL achieve your goals!
You can stabilize your blood sugar by eating the right food. This creates a balance that allows your body to release stored body fat, toxins and excess sodium. Stabilizing your blood sugar will also protect lean muscle and ignite your metabolism.
Here’s how it works:
Your blood sugar spikes and stores body fat when you over-eat or indulge in a meal full of carbohydrates.
Just the opposite happens when you skip a meal, cut calories or carbohydrates, or work out on an empty stomach. Your blood sugar drops too low and your body burns lean muscle rather than body fat. This also slows your metabolism.
Stabilizing your blood sugar (stay between 80 and 120 mg/dl throughout the day) will naturally help you to:
- burn body fat
- protect and increase lean muscle mass
- eliminate sugar (carbohydrate) cravings
- boost your energy
- break through stubborn plateaus
- achieve permanent results
Blood Sugar Stabilization vs. Calorie and Carbohydrate Restriction
Initial weight loss occurs when restricting calories or restricting carbohydrates. Both methods lead to a plateau where your body gets stuck at a certain weight, which is immovable.
Even worse, calorie or carbohydrate restriction causes low blood sugar and leads to:
- low energy
- extreme cravings
- loss of lean muscle which slows down metabolism
You regain the weight plus extra body fat once you re-introduce calories and carbohydrates. This is due to the loss of lean muscle mass and a slower metabolism. It’s even more challenging to lose weight the next time around. It slows your metabolism due to the yo-yo weight loss followed by weight gain over and over again.
Stabilizing Your Blood Sugar — Eating in 3s
- Meal intervals – Your body needs to be fed consistently, eating one hour after waking and every three to four hours throughout the day. And finally, an hour within going to sleep. Yes, you can eat before bed!
- Nutrient ratios – The correct ratio of protein, fat and carbohydrates will slow the rate of digestion, keeping your blood sugar stabilized.
- Calories per meal – Your body can only process a certain amount of food at one time, so calories are based per meal, not calories per day. You should feel satisfied after a meal, not full, and then be ready to eat (not starving) within another three to four hours later.