12 Laws of Fat-Burning Training – Rule 4
NEVER EAT CARBS BY THEMSELVES
When attempting to lose body-fat, insulin control is crucial. The total amount of insulin released by the body isn’t related to just how many carbohydrates you eat but how fast those carbs are digested. Refined carbs digest quickly, raising insulin levels substantially, which is why you should avoid them. But if you do happen to eat, say, a bowl of cold cereal (typically a fast-digesting carb), you can still take measures to ensure those carbs digest more slowly. This will cause less insulin to be released and therefore have less of an impact on your ability to burn fat.
Do This: One way to slow digestion is to eat carbs with protein and small amounts of fat. Never eat carbs alone. Accompany that bowl of cereal, for example, with scrambled egg whites or cottage cheese.
Another great option is a protein bar. It has carbs, protein and fats all in one, in a healthy ratio. Perfect for a healthy meal replacement on the go or some energy before a run.
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Alternatively, you could eat plenty of vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and green salads, with your meals. These foods actually slow the breakdown and digestion rate of all carbohydrates.
Rule 5 coming soon in our Fat-Burning series!
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