It is my understanding that if you we eat too much of anything, including healthy foods like grilled chicken and steamed low carb veggies, the body turns extra calories into glucose for energy for the brain and/or stores the calories for fat.. I think the key is not only watching the carbs but watching the portions of everything, even what are considered "safe" foods. I have found that daily walking, and I try to do intervals of low intensity and then high intensity has made a difference in my glucose insensitivity (I am pre-diabetic). The lowest carb fruits are the berries....if you eat bananas, the greener the better....they get sweeter as they ripen. Also, fiber matters, so apples are much better for us than bananas! When you count your carbs you can subtract the fiber from the carb count of a food....avocados, while they have a lot of fat, have so much fiber, it almost cancels out the carbs. But be careful of the fat, and remember that avocados can make you hungrier...if they do, don't eat them and if you do choose to eat them, only 1/4 of one a day.
- 7/19/2015 9:58:00 PM