Insulin ... Carbohydrates ... Weight Gain --- And ...You
Carbohydrates are starchy foods such as beans, rice, potatoes, cereals [wheat, oats, rye, barley, corn, etc.], breads, pastas, sugars, and tuberous vegetables in general.
All starchy foods, except the fiber and proteins, vitamins and minerals, go to sugar in the final product--this is how you get energy. Your enzymatic system in the body that drives your metabolic machinery converts these foodstuffs on down to carbon dioxide, water, and energy. Of course, other enzyme systems in the body do other things, such as generate antioxidants or free-radical scavengers.
Insulin is the hormone that drives your blood sugar into your cells for metabolism for energy and heat to drive your other metabolic systems to build protein, etc. This hormone also helps your body conserve the energy you derive from foodstuffs.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of over weight persons have a biological problem or imbalance utilizing insulin effectively . This is seen also in 40% of people with normal weight [Bottom Line, 6/1/97, Richard & Rachael Heller, Ph.Ds]. This often in later life can lead to not just overweight in early life, but diabetes as one ages. It is called maturity onset diabetes.
Nevertheless, this imbalance of insulin utilization causes insulin to pile up as it were, and then it looks around for other things to do characteristic of itself, and that is to, couple with the Growth Hormone, in the body, makes those carbohydrates not utilized efficiently by the body, to make FAT.
This excess insulin in the blood stream also does something else: It causes cravings for carbohydrates--starchy foods, that can't be controlled. Those foods are breads, pastas, cakes, snack foods, and starchy foods in general. Also included in these foods are sweets, tomatoes, peas, zucchini, squash, zucchini, ice cream, yogurt, and milk.
When, and you can not control it, give in to the cravings for more carbohydrates, the body generates even more insulin to try to bring down the sugar, only to set up the vicious weight gaining cycle again, coupled with the voracious appetite..
What To Do?
Eat foods that reduce the voracious, cycle producing appetite such as poultry, fish, chicken, red meat, dressings (without the sugar in them), fats, oils, butter, tofu, cheese, broccoli, okra, cabbage, brussels sprouts, peppers, green beans, lettuce, mushrooms, asparagus, and things like that.
We also recommend eating six times a day of the foods given immediately above to reduce the cravings and bring under control your appetite.
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