All carbohydrates, from bread, pasta and chocolate to the more healthy ones like fruit and butternut, convert to glucose in the bloodstream. Since the body doesn’t like having too much glucose floating around, the pancreas releases a surge of insulin to deal with it. The more carbs one eats, the more insulin that is released. The downside of too much insulin is fat storage. So, if you want to lose weight, the key is to keep the amount of insulin in your body as low as possible. The only way to do this is to be careful with carbs. But, what does “be careful” with carbs really mean?
Would you like to lose weight? Do you know how many carbohydrates you should be eating in a day to achieve your goal? In this post I aim to provide some answers.
Why do I keep focusing on carbs? Well, we know that carbs in our diet, which include bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, fruit, cereals, yoghurt and veggies turn to sugar in our bodies. Our bodies deal with the excess sugar by releasing the hormone insulin. Insulin shuttles fat into your cells for storage. So, if you want to lose weight, the key is to keep the amount of insulin in your body as low as possible. The only way to do that is to be careful with carbs. But what does “be careful” with carbs really mean for YOU on a practical level? Read the rest of this entry
In these posts (Exercise like a caveman Part 1 and 2) , I have attempted to summarise the important points from Mark Sisson’s book, The Primal Blueprint. I can highly recommend his book and his blog as excellent reads covering the primal lifestyle.
Ok – so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. How should we be exercising to reap all the benefits of optimum primal fitness? Read the rest of this entry