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Friday, June 14, 2013

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Carbs are forms of sugar, and sugar cues the pancreas to make more insulin, which in turn triggers appetite. The later in the day that you consume sugar, the more likely it is that you will get food cravings late at night. Late-night cravings are not a good thing!

The latest research about sugar metabolism has taken this basic insight and built on it.
One of the hot buzz-phrases in that research world is "insulin excursions. (it has nothing to do with travel) It turns out that the number of times during the day that you signal your pancreas to make insulin is just as important as how much sugar you eat. Each "excursion" is like a hammer delivering blow after blow to your cells. No wonder today's diabetes experts want you to limit the number of times you eat carbs, especially in the evening. Add to this the fact that insulin cues hunger hormones in the gut, and you've got one incredibly powerful physiological response.
Believe me, you're not going to win that battle if you fight it the conventional way.

But you strategically manage that war to your own weight-loss benefit. I'll give you two guiding principles:

Snack on fiber, protein, vegetables, and fresh fruits (not dried fruits)
Eat lean and green at night...

Excerpt from THE SKINNY Bob Harper
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    I have this book, it's very good!
    Thanks for sharing.
    1768 days ago
    emoticon I understand the thing about sugar. I do believe it's more than the sugar these days. There's hormones in our food, mycotoxins (fungus) in corn etc. Any food can be toxic even our vegetables. Look at the dirty dozen. Apples are number one. Thank God for giving us His Divine Wisdom to eat in a way that it will not harm our bodies...individually since so many still suffer from different ailments. Thank God for His Healing Power working In His Body In Jesus' Name! Thanks for sharing!
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  • MRSP90X
    True true, but thats not the entire picture. Stress hormones are also a huge factor in all this, not just insulin. Some epeople are more stress hormone dominant in their metabolisms and need more carbs, me included. It is a very fine line balancing act. I fast also , but there again, need to be careful as that also raises stress hormones.
    1771 days ago
    Just in the first paragraph alone, the vicious cycle is explained! Good reporting!
    1771 days ago
  • FUNGIRL81005
    Thanks for your blog. I went to library and got the book. Thank YOU!! I am totally excited. I eat so good...fresh...raw.....fruits...veg
    etables....protein...Just can't lose the weight!! i AM TOTALLY EXCITED TO DO WHAT THIS BOOK SAYS!!! Thank YOU!!
    1771 days ago
    Dr. Hyman the Diobesity Theory - look it up online - its geared around Insulin - right on !!!
    1771 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/14/2013 12:58:06 PM
    This is what I am now living on...all veggies, raw and cooked and much lean organic protein and have kicked all bread and flour and grain products out of my eating and finally have started losing weight and have more energy and endurance then in the past few years and am getting stronger and stronger and better with each new day.

    My mind is also clearer and my emotions are also easier to control just by getting rid of all flour products by the leading and guidance of Holy Spirit.

    Your blog is so true.

    Fasting is good for our body also. It helps to give it a rest and to cleans it out.
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