It works like this:
1. Eat carbs, whether sweet (e.g.sugar) or not (e.g. Potatoes) and your blood sugar goes up
2. High blood sugar is bad so you body produces insulin as part of the process to lower you blood sugar. It is involved with storing away the excess blood sugar in body fat for later use.
3. When insulin is higher you are in storage mode and it is almost impossible to use your body fat since you are busy storing.
So eating carbs will lock up your body fat. You'll even get hungry and eat more carbs rather than use your own reserves, its just easier in the short term.
I agree with NOWYOUDIDIT, read your labels and find nutritional information on things. Get your carbs under 100 grams per day. You'll figure out what you can eat and stay under this. Once you get there lower your daily allotment of carbs, probably down to 60 grams or so.
At this point you won't have a strong insulin response, and your own body fat will be available.
All time highest weight : 217 pounds
Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)
| current weight: 167.0