First I have to start with a little physiology lesson as to how we store fat.
I have made this as simple as possible so if there are any scientists or know it
alls out there, please don’t correct me 🙂
When you digest food, you blood sugar will rise accordingly. If the food
had a high carb element your blood sugar will rise more rapidly than
if you digested protein. To combat that rise in sugar, your pancreas will
release insulin to bring the sugar levels down. Sometimes the sugar levels
will drop below normal. This may continue throughout the day giving you bursts
of energy followed by slumps. It is the constant release of too much insulin
that causes the body to store fat. If this happens too much, apart from storing
it can cause DIABETES which isn’t so cool 🙂
Lesson over and now onto the tip.
Recent studies show that by having 2 teaspoons of lemon juice with a high carb meal
may stop the rise of sugar in your blood of up to 30%, therefore blunting the insulin response.
It’s all about controlling blood sugar. Get a side salad and put lemon juice on. Simple.
Second tip and a personal favourite of mine is to have a tablespoon of fish oil
right after a big carb meal. This again with stop the rise in blood sugar as the fat
from the oil takes far longer to digest. I don’t suggest you take a bottle of fish oil
out to the restaurant but how easy is it to have 4 fish oil capsules in your handbag to take straight after the meal? Guys, you don’t have to have a handbag to take the fish oil, a man bag will do just fine 🙂