Do you want to lose weight, burn fat, and boost your metabolism? How about build lean muscle and increase energy without restriction? The answer is blood sugar stabilization.
First, it’s important to understand that blood sugar (glucose in your bloodstream) is responsible for fueling your nervous system and creates the bulk of your body’s energy source: ATP-the energy required for every movement you make.
By stabilizing blood sugar levels with the right food, you create balance (homeostasis) which allows your body to release stored body fat, toxins, and excess sodium while protecting lean muscle mass and igniting your metabolism.
Whenever you overeat or indulge in a carbohydrate-heavy meal, your blood sugar spikes (above 120 mg/dl) and your body stores fat.
Just the opposite happens when you skip a meal, eliminate the carbohydrates and calories your body needs, or work out on an empty stomach. Blood sugar levels drop too low (below 80 mg/dl) and your body is forced to burn lean muscle mass for fuel in place of body fat, thus slowing metabolism.
Stabilizing your blood sugar (keeping levels between 80 and 120 mg/dl throughout the day to avoid “spikes” and “crashes”) will naturally help you to:
- burn body fat
- protect and increase lean muscle mass
- eliminate sugar (carbohydrate) cravings
- boost your energy
- breakthrough stubborn plateaus
Blood Sugar Stabilization vs. Calorie and Carbohydrate Restriction
While restricting calories (calories in vs. calories out) or carbohydrates will initially cause weight loss, both methods will lead to an immovable plateau once your body reaches its set point (the weight your body wants to weigh and where it gets stuck).
Even worse, calorie or carbohydrate restriction causes low blood sugar and leads to:
- low energy
- loss of lean muscle mass which slows down metabolism
Once you re-introduce the calories and carbohydrates you restricted (you can’t starve forever!), you regain the weight plus extra body fat due to the loss of lean muscle mass and a slower metabolism. This makes it even more challenging to lose weight the next time around and leads to the yo-yo syndrome (weight loss followed by weight gain), which inevitably slows your metabolism even more.
Every Pound Stores 3500 Calories
Fat Is Primarily Burned in Muscle
More Muscle = Faster Metabolism
The solution is blood sugar stabilization
When blood sugar is stable, you continually release stored body fat (each lb. of stored fat has approximately 3,500 calories), which is then burned up primarily within your muscle tissue during exercise and daily activity.
Stable blood sugar also creates an anabolic environment (a positive growth state) that optimizes cell reproduction, energy levels, focus, sleep, and stress management.
In conjunction with exercise, stable blood sugar also helps build lean muscle mass. Male or female, muscle is your friend! In fact, one pound of lean muscle mass is three times smaller than one pound of body fat. If your goal is to be lean and toned, the key is burning body fat while protecting and increasing lean muscle mass.