You believe you are doing everything right! You are keeping your calories low, you are exercising like crazy, and you eating nothing but healthy foods. So why aren’t you burning body fat?
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The Wrong Combinations of Healthy Food Can Block Your Body from Burning Fat!
You see when your insulin levels get too high, your body believes it has ample energy. Your body then begins to store body fat instead of burning fat. If you keep your insulin levels at a stable level your body will burn fat providing that a calorie deficit is present (I should have put the picture of the beautiful woman here…I don’t want to lose you with boring technical jargon…stick with me okay?)
Can Healthy Diet Foods Cause Your Insulin Level to Spike?
Absolutely! Even low calorie diet foods can send your insulin levels through the roof. I used to think that sugar was the main enemy, but anything with white flower is bad (bagels, toast, etc.)…white rice is bad…those fat free rice cakes are the worst!
The Glycemic Index of a a Food Will Tell You How High It Will Spike Your Insulin Level.
www.GlycemicIndex.com is the best site by far to find out the various glycemic indexes of foods. You will learn a ton here! If you eat a lot of foods with low glycemic indexes, you will burn fat at a faster rate…but what if you like high glycemic index food?
A Strategy That Allows You to Eat High G.I. Foods While Burning Body Fat!
Fat can actually slow the absorption of carbohydrates into your bloodstream…so can protein. What this means is that if you eat a little bit of fat with a high G.I. food or a little bit of protein with a high G.I. food, you won’t get that large spike of insulin. Want to eat a Bagel? Spread a little butter on it. Want to eat a rice cake? Spread a bit of peanut butter onto it.
Never Eat Carbohydrates Alone When Dieting.
So my “insider tip” here would be to include a bit of protein or a bit of fat every time you eat carbohydrates. I guarantee you that you will reach your fat burning goals much quicker if you make a habit of eating in this manner.