I'm Diabetic

by Loretta Hardman
(Fairfax, Va)

Visitor Question:

What is the difference between good and bad carbs and slow burning carbs?

Also this food lovers diet looks to be a good diet for most everyone. What do you think?

Lifetime Fat Loss Answers:

Carbohydrates are the main source of blood glucose. They supply the body with energy. The good carbs, the low glycemic ones, are the slow burning carbs. These are complex carbohydrates, the 100% whole grains, legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables. It's the nutrients these low glycemic carbs contain, the fiber, the germ and the phytochemicals that take the body longer to process. Insulin is released gradually over many hours; hence the slow burning affect.

The "bad" carbs are the high glycemic carbohydrates, the simple sugars that are in highly refined white foods, white breads, pastries, table sugar, white potatoes, high fructose corn syrup, sodas, muffins, etc. that hit the bloodstream quickly and cause the insulin spikes.

I think you're referring to my food lovers diet and yes, this is the best way for everyone to eat. Since you are diabetic you will want to be particularly careful about not eating sugar or any high glycemic foods. Did you see my low and high glycemic food lists? When you eliminate sugar and other high glycemic foods you will find that you lose your cravings pretty quickly.

Fats are what make food taste good and good fats do NOT make you fat. The body is triggered to store fat only when dietary fats are eaten WITH sugar. When you eat whole, fresh, unrefined foods in their natural state you will be eating the "good" carbs that are slow to metabolize providing you with sustained energy all day.

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