The Effect Of A Low Carb Diet On Your Insulin Level

Written by Jun Lim

The underlying principles of low carb diets are based onrepparttar role of insulin in our body. There are three basic unitsrepparttar 145967 body uses for energy: Fats, Proteins, and Carbohydrates.

All three can be converted to blood glucose. However, while fats and proteins are converted slowly, carbohydrates are converted quickly causing quick spikes inrepparttar 145968 body’s blood sugar levels. These spikes in blood sugar levels causerepparttar 145969 pancreas to create and release insulin untilrepparttar 145970 blood sugar level returns to normal.

Meanwhile, insulin, a hormone produced inrepparttar 145971 pancreas that lowers our blood’s glucose levels is released intorepparttar 145972 blood as soon asrepparttar 145973 body detects that blood sugar levels have risen above its optimal level.

Insulin is a very efficient hormone that runsrepparttar 145974 body’s fuel storage systems. If there is excess sugar or fat inrepparttar 145975 blood insulin will signalrepparttar 145976 body to store it inrepparttar 145977 body’s fat cells. Insulin also tells these cells not to release their stored fat, making that fat unavailable for use byrepparttar 145978 body as energy.

Since this stored fat cannot be released for use as energy, insulin very effectively prevents weight loss. The higherrepparttar 145979 body’s insulin levels,repparttar 145980 more effectively it prevents fat cells from releasing their stores, andrepparttar 145981 harder it becomes to lose weight. According to many authorities, overrepparttar 145982 long term, high insulin levels can lead to insulin resistance and cause serious health problems like obesity, accelerated aging, increased food allergies and intolerances, overworked immune system, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.

Weight Loss Recipe: Spicy Chicken Cacciatore

Written by Kim Beardsmore

Just because you are watching your weight, doesn't meanrepparttar whole family can't enjoy your health enhancing meals! The kids will love "Spicy Chicken Cacciatore" and you will love it because it is so low in calories and fat!

Long term weight loss isn't about hunger, misery and crash dieting. It's a whole new way of learning to prepare nutritious food that your body needs and enjoys. "Spicy Chicken Cacciatore" is one of a range of hunger fighting, low fat recipes to assist you keep your weight under control. This irresistible, no-hassle meal will help you reach your weight-loss goals - while making mealtime a real treat.

Variety is an essential element of any successful health program. If you get bored with foods, you're much more likely to abandon your program altogether. Each main meal should be accompanied by an exciting range of colorful vegetables.


2 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless

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