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Overweight means that your insulin doesn't work as well to control glucose levels. When you are insulin resistant ( and normal people can be insulin resistant at times) your body converts every calorie it can into fat, even if you’re dieting. It won't let you burn fat when you exercise....even if you exercise like wild! Too much salt boosts insulin, the hormone that tells the body to store fat. The more insulin, the more fat is stored and the more you gain. When blood sugar drops cravings begin.
Kitchen Bouquet Browning and Seasoning Sauce is only 10 calories and low in sodium. Great for stir fry's, hamburger, ground turkey and roasts...
A medium-size radish has just 1 calorie and well under half a gram of carb
Fat-free and low in sodium with a mild nutty flavor and easy crunch. 1 generous-size serving... 17 calories and 4 grams of carb
Pumpernickel Bread has resistant starch and is a fat burning carb. Rye is also a good choice.....once resistant starch reaches the large colon, it is fermented by bacteria, similar to how fiber is digested, so it does not raise blood sugar levels
If you want pasta, drink a cup or two of green tea...it can tame blood sugar spikes that come from a starchy meal, those same spikes that can lead to sugar cravings and fatigue. Might keep you on track...test after!