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Carbs become sugar


Did you know?

That when your blood sugar is at a healthy level, there's only about a teaspoon of glucose, or about 5g-7g, in your bloodstream?

Yep! It's true! So what happens when you eat a bagel, which typically has about 40 grams of carbs, or maybe an apple, with 20 grams of carbs? Well, you've just put five to ten times more sugar into your blood.

Yes even those "healthy whole grain" carbs or "nature's candy", aka fruit, raise your blood sugar. You eat carbs, the carbs are converted into glucose in your blood and because too much glucose in your blood is toxic, your body immediately goes to work, secreting insulin to quickly remove the glucose from your blood. It is an automatic response to keep you alive.


So every time you eat carbs (sugars & starches) your body is flooded with excess glucose, which often happens multiple times per day. Doing this over time leads to either obesity or diabetes. (I explain which comes first here.) So while the medical profession may state, just eat less and workout more (to address obesity), or take insulin (to address diabetes), neither of these solutions help address the root cause, which is excessive glucose in the blood, causing excessive insulin to be produced, forcing your cells and organs to first become tolerant and then resistant to the insulin, leaving you with a chronic disease.

If you are eating carbs, especially processed carbs, you are raising your blood sugar. To be sugar-free, you need to stop eating sugar and carbs. Why? Carbs are converted into glucose (triggering a fat storage process in your body) causing an increase in your blood sugar, over time leading to insulin resistance and chronic disease. If you want to prevent or reverse chronic disease, you need to optimize your blood sugar. How? Don't eat foods that raise your blood sugar (or drastically reduce how many you eat) and yes, this means removing or significantly reducing the number of carbohydrates (sugars and starches) you eat. (Read more about carbs here.)

So what do you eat instead if you are currently following the Standard American Diet (SAD) and eating at least 60-80% of your calories in carbs? I'll talk more about this in an upcoming article, but for now … replace your carbs with protein.

  • Instead of a bowl of oatmeal and orange juice in the morning, eat some fried eggs, and bacon and have a cup of black coffee or unsweetened tea. Not hungry first thing in the morning - then don't eat until you are.
  • For lunch, want a burger? Great! But instead of the bun, get it wrapped in lettuce and throw another patty on it too!
  • And what about dinner? You pick! Instead of a plate of pasta and a side of garlic bread, have some chicken, pork, steak, or any other protein, throw some avocado, egg, or cheese on top and if you want, add some veggies cooked in butter (not margarine) or topped with cheese or a small salad (skip the croutons and the dressing).

Product Alert

I've been asked quite a bit over these couple of weeks, about a particular product seen at Costco.  (It may be available at other retailers as well, as this isn't a Costco brand, but many of you have seen this product while shopping at Costco.)

Looks good right?  After all, it's a Cauliflower Crust and it's certified gluten-free too so it must be a winner!

People, do NOT be fooled by the amazing marketing teams working for the processed food industry. Just because it says it's healthy, gluten-free, made out of cauliflower, or is "keto" or "low carb", does NOT mean that it is something you should eat! Let's take a peek inside and see what this "healthy" food is really made of.

  • 26 grams of carbs in 2 slices or a 1/4 pie (and let's be honest, no one is sharing this pizza with 4 people!)
  • Ingredients included in the "cauliflower crust" are: rice flour, tapioca starch, rice starch, modified rice starch, cane sugar, and brown rice flour .. oh yeah and there is some cauliflower in there too.🤦🏼‍♀️ Then the tomato sauce also has added cane sugar.🤬
  • Don't be fooled. If it has a barcode, you need to be cautious.

If you don't make time for your health,
you'll be forced to make time for your illness.

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