Many people don’t know that when their insulin goes down, fat has an easier time of getting released out of the cells and burned instead of carbs. So what does this have to do with eliminating sugar from your diet? Everything!
When you eat sugar (a simple carbohydrate), insulin is released into your bloodstream as a bodily response to getting your blood sugar level back in check. While your body is burning up these simple carbs, it is not burning stored fat. (more…)
Protein is the macronutrient building block of the body. It is what builds bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, nails, and blood. But this all-important nutrient does not stop there. Because it is an amino acid, it also helps synthesize enzymes and hormones, maintains fluid balance, and regulates vital bodily functions, like creating antibodies, protecting against infection, and helping with blood clotting and scar tissue formation.
though both are a loss. When first starting a low-carb diet, your initial loss of weight will be mostly water and not weight lost from fat. And, it is important to recognize this loss as mostly temporary. Once you go off of your low-carb diet, you’ll gain up to 60% of this weight back. It’s natural for the body to have glucose stores that it can go to in case of lean times when food may not be available. That is an evolutionary hold-over from the caveman days (more…)
For weeks, we have been making this Banana Ice Cream recipe over and over again. Before I realized I had to share this recipe with you, I made it four times. This is the easiest healthy ice cream recipe there is, and you would never guess it was healthy. Read more…
There are tons of different ways to gradually shift to a healthier lifestyle. Everyone talks about eating healthier and exercising more, but it can often be overwhelming when these are not already habits in your daily life. Below are a few tips for easing into a healthier lifestyle that you will actually stick to and feel good about. (more…)