I couldn’t figure out why I had such a hard time losing weight when I ate paleo.
On the daily I would have foods & snacks like these and not surprisingly, at this time I also had insulin resistance and PCOS.
I was eating wayyyyy too much sugar and too many carbs for my body. EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE “HEALTHY” CARBS.
None of these foods have added sugars or refined sugars but they all have a shitload of natural sugars or starches.
Plantain chips: refined and dehydrated a bit so the starch hits you quicker and spikes you more than with just a regular plantain which already has a ton of carbs!
Coconut water: super sugary with no fiber to slow down the absorption
Kombucha: On average they have about 16g of fruit sugar per bottle! Want probiotics without the sugar? Try sauerkraut instead
Larabars: Dried fruits and some nuts and the ones I got often had chocolate chips because, chocolate. A sugar bomb since dried fruit spikes your sugar way more than regular fruit since it’s essentially condensed.
Açaí bowls: Tons of fruit blended. Even if I got low carb, fatty toppings like coconut and nut butter, it wasn’t enough to curb the spike.
Dried mango: a total sugar bomb because dried fruit is wayyy more sugary than already sugary mangoes!
Sweet potato fries: lots of starch that leads to a blood sugar spike, often because of how many you eat! You don’t ever just have “a few fries”. These would be especially bad if they were from a restaurant because they’d have been cooked in toxic vegetable oils.
I never ever paid attention to carbs when I did paleo because I just didn’t know!!
A lot of people may move from a standard American diet to eating these foods which is certainly a step up from say these: 🥯🍕🍟🍰🍪🍩, but if you’re eating the foods in the photo and still struggling, it’s time to break up with the idea of “healthy sugar.”
There may be a few more vitamins in the foods above but those foods will still cause blood sugar spikes which are inflammatory and come with the inevitable cycle of carb consumption: cravings, energy fluctuations, weight gain, brain fog, feeling hangry, etc.