I love that people think we need to be more mindful about what we eat and drink. I think we can be more intentional about what we put in our bodies and drink. Some might say that these are just excuses to drink more. And I agree. But I think that most of us are not super mindful about the food we are having. We eat when we feel like it, or we eat when we are hungry.
Our bodies are designed to work out to the best of their ability, and we don’t need to be lazy. We can use this same energy when we are in the mood to grab something from the fridge, or grab something off the counter, or grab something off the shelf, or grab something from the freezer, or grab something out of the cupboard, or grab something out of the oven, or grab something out of the microwave.
When we feel like it, we can eat anything. When we are hungry we can eat anything. This is especially important because we need to eat in order to get energy. Our bodies are designed to get energy from carbohydrates and glucose. We need carbohydrates to get energy, and glucose to store it. This is why we need a balanced diet.
The word “balanced” is misleading when it comes to the food we eat. It’s not a diet, it’s a diet for the body. The idea of “balanced” means to be eating the right amount of food, and the right amount of food is different for every person. Some people can eat a lot of grains, vegetables, and lean meat while others can eat fewer and less carbs, less and less fat, and more and more protein.
I hope you all are already aware that carbs are the most problematic food for the body. We need sugar to get energy. But if we do not eat enough of it, we get a lot of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that keeps us alive, and we need carbohydrates to keep our cells alive. If we do not eat enough of our carbohydrates, we get insulin levels that increase our risk of diabetes.
The latest research from the American Diabetes Association shows that a high-carb diet is the key to preventing type 2 diabetes. If you’re just starting out on a healthy diet, I strongly suggest you stay away from the sugar.
The way I read it, the new diet game is “How much sugar and fat can you eat?” The goal is to get your body to be so high-carb that you’re not insulin sensitive. So you need to eat lots of fat and sugar to bring your blood glucose up to the proper range. But you can’t eat that much sugar and fat, otherwise you’ll get insulin spikes.
This may be true but, for some reason, the game seems to assume that you can only get away with an eating plan that makes most of your carbs count. But you can eat a lot of fat but you need to eat a lot of carbs to hit your glucose target.
The game may be trying to get people to cut back on sugar and fat to get the glycemic index up to optimal range. But this is at the expense of their insulin sensitivity and their insulin tolerance. That is why you need to eat lots of fat and sugar to maintain your blood glucose at optimal range.
This is important because insulin sensitivity matters a lot in determining how well your blood glucose is regulated. Low insulin sensitivity may not be good or bad for your health, but it is something that needs to be addressed. I’m not a fan of low insulin sensitivity because it may be a signal to the brain that you’re not hungry and that you need to eat, which can make you overeat.