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Are carbohydrates really a stumbling block on your way to weight loss?

Carbohydrates are the main source 🔥🔋 of energy in the human body, but because of this, many people will misunderstand 💭 carbohydrates, take three steps 😨 back when they hear it, dare not eat too much, and even want to quit carbohydrates 🙅🏻 ♀️, but because this weight loss method is not easy to implement, it is difficult to maintain 😪 for a long time.

Yijia has good news you know 🥳, in fact, you can still eat starch racks to lose weight, and it is even less 💪🏻 to gain muscle!

Carbohydrates are one of the three major nutrients along with protein and fat. Example:

rice sugar
Spaghetti fruit
face vegetable

Carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram. With the exception of dietary fibre, all carbohydrates are non-essential to the human body. In other words, you can “survive” without carbohydrates.

Pay attention to “survival”, not healthy growth, because carbohydrates are the main fuel needed for the body’s functioning. This is especially important if your goal is to gain muscle or improve your athletic performance.

It is said that it is not good to eat carbohydrates for weight loss, which is derived from the carbohydrate-insulin model.

The CIM theory is that eating high amounts of foods consisting of carbohydrates and refined sugars causes hormonal changes and a “spike” in insulin, resulting in:

➡️ Increases fat storage

➡️ Reduces fat burning

➡️ Increased hunger

➡️ Reduce calorie burning

However, insulin spikes after every meal, which is a natural reaction and a good thing. Because if your insulin does not increase after eating, it means that there is a problem with the body.

In addition, the insulin spike is not caused by carbohydrates alone. Some proteins are even more likely to cause insulin spikes than high-carbohydrate foods. For example:

Beef and fish release as much insulin as brown rice.

Spaghetti (white or brown) and oatmeal release less insulin per calorie than cheese, beef and fish.

In a controlled study, 17 overweight and obese participants were admitted to a hospital for 2 months.

For the first month, receive a high-sugar, low-carb diet. In the second month, switch to a low-carbohydrate diet with the same calories and protein content.

Comparing the fat loss performance of the two diets, studies have shown that low-carbohydrate diets are particularly helpful in terms of fat loss.

In fact, it takes a full 28 days (the second month) for a low-carb diet to reach the fat loss of the 15 days (first month) of a high-sugar carbohydrate diet.

By the way, the high-sugar carbohydrate diet is not even designed for fat loss at all, but it is still better than a low-carb diet after the first 15 days of consumption.

The conclusion is that low carbohydrate and low insulin will not speed up your fat loss.


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