Because carbs induce an insulin response which encourages the body to hold on to fat storage which can lead to insulin resistance, weight gain, inflammation, diabetes and leptin resistance – which leads to more over eating…and the cycle continues! High carbohydrate diets are also associated with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety as well as increased cardiovascular risks. Controlling insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels to better control your appetite and your hormones meaning you can control a healthy weight range and reduce inflammation in the body. By removing the refined carbs such as grains and wheat you are effectively removing most of the gluten in your diet and as we know, gluten increases intestinal permeability known as leaky gut and causes an imbalance of gut microbiota known as gut dysbiosis which increases autoimmunity and inflammation. Further its a great way for diabetics to keep blood sugar levels stable, for everyone for overall weight reduction, epilepsy, skin acne, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and other neurological diseases.
In addition your mood swings and sugar cravings should abate since fat takes longer to digest and helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable, meaning less cravings to hit the sweet spot. Also if you suffer adrenal issues and thyroid conditions getting slightly more carb may suit your make up and lead you to better health. So remove the processed carbs and increase your fats and help your body to repair and dampen inflammation.
Since the body does not NEED carbohydrates for energy, we can use fat for energy instead, there are no risks. If you suffer adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues or you are a sprint athlete who needs carbs for explosive fitness, then including healthy carbs is perfectly acceptable and even recommended.
I once ate pasta and bread every day of my life pretty much (yes, I was addicted!) and can say I haven’t touched pasta or bread in over two years now without any issue or complaint.
Secondly, when you build your plate focus on a palm worth of protein for women (2 for men) and then get at least a thumb print of full fat (to start as you transition, working your way up) and then finally good healthy vegetable carbs such as sweet potato. Want to receive an email notification when there's a brand new blog post?Subscribe by email! Naughty or Nice: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook is a collection of 70 delicious, good-for-you recipes. DIY Protein Bars: Easy, Healthy, Homemade No-Bake Treats That Taste Like Dessert, But Just Happen To Be Packed With Protein is a collection of 48 ahhhmazing protein bar recipes!
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