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Why is it that every so called “diet plan” recommends eating low fat food products when these are the very things that keep you fat? As far back as I can remember I was told that in order to lose weight I had to eat low fat or fat free foods. Only recently have I discovered that this is the very reason why I never got the body I desired!
The problem with manufactured low-fat food products is that when fat is taken out, something has to be put in to replace it – and that something is invariably sugar or refined carbohydrates.
It’s quite amazing isn’t it that consuming low-fat foods is highly likely to create body fat? But that is precisely what science has now revealed! And yet an alarming number of profit-driven food manufacturers continue to produce an ever increasing range of low-fat food products which they claim are the “healthy option”. Truly shocking!
Having sugars and refined carbohydrates converted by the body very quickly into glucose is great if you need fast energy, but the problems begin to stack up when energy is not being burned off.
So, when there are no immediate energy needs to be met, in order to remove dangerous excess glucose from the blood, the body has to store it.
• First the body will convert it into glycogen which is stored in specialised cells – this is basis of the process used by sports people known as carbohydrate-loading to ensure a backup store of energy to be drawn upon when running, cycling and participating in other stamina sports.
• Secondly, and of crucial significance when trying to lose weight, when the glycogen stores become full, the body converts the excess glucose into body fat – conveniently located around the midriff creating the typical “apple” body shape, or the so-called “muffin-top”.
The consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates has now been scientifically shown to prevent the body burning calories, leading to these unhealthy and unsightly accumulations of abdominal fat. Whilst this is definitely unattractive, and makes for the stubborn fat that many people would like to shift, even worse are the health risks associated with the low-fat diet – that is insulin resistance (a precursor to type 2 diabetes), and cardiovascular diseases.
It’s time to ditch the low-fat diets and replace them with a fitness and nutrition plan that will finally rid your body of that stubborn fat!