I don't know who needs to hear this but carbs aren’t the only way to get energy. 🔥
I can’t tell you how many times I hear “but if I take out fruit and oats and rice, how will I get energy?!”
Easy… from FAT!
Fat is a long lasting energy source that burns low and slow so it keeps your blood sugar stable and keeps you satiated for hours. Fats are like the logs in a fire. 🪵 Carbs on the other hand are quick sources of fuel. They’re like the kindling.
They burn hot and fast, raising your blood sugar, which then causes a big release of insulin. The insulin takes the sugar out of the blood and puts it into the cells of the body to store or use for energy.
Then we are left with low blood sugar which makes us feel hungry again because we have just used up our energy.
Carbs = energy for a short time (which means you need to eat more often = terrible for blood sugar)
Fats = stable energy for long periods (don’t need to eat often = great for blood sugar)
Of course I realize most of the time we eat a combination of the macronutrients (carbs, fats and proteins) but this concept is important to keep in mind. Better blood sugar means we can eat less frequently, stop always thinking about food and carrying granola bars in our purses, and get rid of carb and sugar cravings.
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