Your BloodSugar Level And WeightLoss

July 13, 2010

One of the reasons why people tend to get hungry soon after a meal is that the food they had just eaten had been too quickly digested and the carbohydrates speadily dealt with, either burnt or stored as body fat.

The foods that have this problem are mainly ones that contain mostly simple carbohydrates such as lollies, chocolate and white breads, pastas, rice and potatoes.

These overly processed foods also have a high glycemic index. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a term that relates to the way your bodies sugar level responds to certain foods. Foods that have a high glycemic index (simple carbs like the ones mentioned above) increase the bodies sugar level rapidly while the opposite is true for low glycemic foods.

When your blood sugar rises too rapidly, it causes a large surge of insulin to be released into your bloodstream. This excess of insulin lowers your blood sugar level far below normal, which will give a signal to your brain to eat more sugar, but then if you do, the cycle repeats itself.

The secret then, is to eat the right kinds of foods to slow down absorption of sugars into the body which will also lower the amount of insulin released. Insulin is also known as the “Fat Storing Hormone” that will cause sugars not needed for bodily functions to get stored as body fat for later use.

This is why some people have what they call a “sweet tooth” all of the time.

The trick then is to not eat food high in simple carbohydrates, but to eat something with a low glycemic index such as a piece of fruit or food high in protein that will cause your blood sugar level to rise just enough so that it goes back to normal and not cause it to rise and fall sharply.

Doing this will rid you of the constant desire to eat sweet, sugary foods.

Adding more fiber to your meals is an excellent way to lower the speed of carbohydrate absorption into the body. It does this because it is not digestible by the human body which allows it to drastically slow down the absorption rate of any other calories that are eaten with it.

If you can learn to love mixed vegetables with your meals then you will get leaner faster than you ever have before.

Frozen, mixed vegetables are actually one of the easiest meals to prepare, taking just minutes in a microwave with almost zero effort. Fiber found in vegetables would have to be one of the best sources, plus they have the added benefit of having other nutrients within them.

Some other really good sources of fiber are fresh fruit and oatmeal.

Beware of fat-free foods or products advertised as “low fat” because they are known to be loaded with sugar, honey, corn syrup, glucose, molasses or maltose (6 different types of sugar).

These foods cause the pancreas to release large amounts of insulin to get all of that sugar out of your bloodstream, and you now know that insulin is a hormone that promotes fat storage and prevents fat loss.

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