So many of us are currently, or have tried to lose weight. There are so many fad diets out there, that no one really knows exactly what to do to lose weight. Fortunately there are some basic rules that we can follow to put together a great diet plan. Let me share some of them with you.
I have repeatedly found dieters who are unfamiliar with a basic nutrition rule that I learned long ago. It basically goes like this: do not eat any meals that are high in carbs and high in fat at the same time.
Essentially, you can eat meals that are high in protein and carbs, and you can eat meals that are high in protein and fat. Eating protein is what helps you build muscle and recover from strenuous workouts; it is also good for a decent thermic (calorie burning) effect during digestion. Mixing carbs and fat is what makes the lard stick to your thighs and/or abdomen.
Why Is It Bad to Eat Carbs and Fats Together?
When you eat carbohydrates you end up with lots of sugar in your blood. When there is alot of sugar in your blood, your body releases insulin. Insulin tells your body to store those sugars away in muscle tissue in order to generate lots of energy later. Unfortunately, insulin also tells your body to store fat molecules in the nearest possible adipose tissue.
Therefore, we can theorize a possible strategy: eat high protein meals to burn fat and build muscle, and avoid mixing carbs and fat in order to minimize potential fat storage from excess calories.
Here are some common examples of mixing carbs with fat:
- Eggs and toast
- Pancakes and sausage
- Peanut butter and jelly or fluff
- Steak and potatoes
- Candy bars, cake, cookies, pie
- Pasta and meatballs or sausage
Learn it. Live it. Love it.