Why Can t I Lose Weight - The Reason You Cant Lose Weight

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Why Can t I Lose Weight - The Reason You Cant Lose Weight. There is a common misconception that you have to starve yourself to lose weight. This is simply not true!
On the contrary, you must eat to lose weight. It is the Glycemic index that can help you determines what happens in your body.

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Why Can t I Lose Weight - The Reason You Cant Lose Weight

  1. 1. There is a commonmisconception that you have to starve yourself to lose weight. This is simply nottrue!On the contrary, you must eat to lose weight. It is the Glycemic index that can helpyou determines what happens in your body. Let me explain. Your body needs glucose, which is a form of sugar, and is the main fuel for the body. The body is constantly trying to maintain bloodsugar levels and it is the carbohydrates we eat that turns into glucose which goesdirectly into the blood stream to feed all the cells of the body. Glucose is the onlyfuel your brain uses and it is the brain that uses more energy than any other part ofyour body.If your blood sugar goes down, it starves the brain and a wide variety of symptomscan occur such as feeling weak and sluggish, drowsy, dizzy, confused, headache,irritability, trembling, rapid heartbeat, and even anxiety and panic attacks.Carbohydrates alone do not make a healthy body. We need a balance of protein,carbohydrates, fat, water and exercise to maintain health.The biggest difficulty that we have with weight problems is over indulging in highglycemic foods. These are the foods that contain too much sugar or foods that arerefined carbohydrates. If you over indulge in carbohydrates, (which produce
  2. 2. insulin) then the excess glucose gets stored as fat. You can counter that by eatingprotein with it, (which produces glucagons).Glucagons promote the utilization of fat to be used for energy. Insulin andglucagons in balance maintain normal blood sugar levels. A body in a high insulinstate promotes excess stored fat and disease.The foods that are high on the glycemic index are foods such as the root family,potatoes, carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, yams etc. If you want to eat potatoes then Idopt for the yams or sweet potato (without the honey and brown sugar). They arethe lowest on the glycemic scale. Also rice, pasta, corn, most breads are high onthe scale as well as some fruits like bananas, apricots and pineapple.Some low index foods are vegetables such as broccoli, the lettuce and cabbagefamily, various beans, dairy and soy.I would also like to make a mention about fat. Fat in itself is not the bad guy. Ourdiets require fat to remain healthy. Fat provides fuel for the body plus it helps inthe development of cell membranes and hormones and also helps to insulate ourbodies. Fat in our foods is what gives us that satisfied feeling. You dont need verymuch fat intake.Stick with good fats like olive oil and stay away from saturated or trans fats. Thatis it.I hope you enjoy reading my article and if you are looking to lose weight fast andget results from the first week you can take a look on our program: • Our goal is to target the causes of your weight gain problem, not just focus on the symptoms. #1 • Chances are that the shape of your body, and your fitness level is the result of years, or even decades of small but effective bad #2 habits. • An easy to follow program to help you identify factors that are sabotaging your efforts, and provide you with proven strategies designed to help you get noticeable results from the very first #3 week.

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