X 22The average American eats 22 tsp. of Sugar per day. (Or 2 cans of Soda and 1 Chocolate Bar)
1. Processed Foods 2. Sugars 3. Starches 4. Breads 5. Pastas 6. Potatoes 7. Snacks 8. SweetsAll of these are converted into glucose (sugar) in your bodyCarbs consumed are broken down into glucose in the bloodstream and what isnot needed for energy is consumed by insulin and converted into fat.High carb diets cause the pancreas to work overtime, causing it to become wornout or dysfunctional.
Foods that make you gainweight:Pastries, French Fries Foods that do not make you gain weight: Lettuce, Celery
Foods that can prevent youfrom losing weight:Apples, whole wheat breadBoth foods are very nutritious but they can prevent you fromlosing weight or slow down weight loss because our bodieschronologically burn carbohydrates/sugars before fats.This is why these foods are not allowed on Phases 1 or 2 ofthe diet.
The body stores approx. 3 days worth of carbs Until 100% of fat loss goal is achieved, we restrict sugars (simple and complex) As long as sugar is being consumed, the body is not burning fat for energy
After the protocol you want to avoid white carbs, orcarbs that can be white, or are enriched like WonderBread.Its best to avoid white stuff if you want to avoidputting on fat.
Refined carbs found in many processed, convenient foods Often devoid of many natural nutrients Greater risk that some of this energy will be converted into fat and stored However, natural, simple carbohydrates are the best carbs to include in your diet
Those in wholegrain form such as oats, brown rice, whole wheat bread Broken down into glucose more slowly Provide a gradual, steady stream of energy throughout the day Devoid of additives and preservatives