Lynda and I are in the business of helping people with something extremely personal, their health. We feel we can help most people improve their nutrition and manage their weight by making some life style changes. We both have done the program ourselves and have lost almost 40 pounds combined over the last year and more importantly kept the weight off.
Two years ago I decided to learn more about nutrition and the connection of blood sugar stabilization and weight management. I took a course with Venice Nutrition and became a Certified Nutrition Coach. Last year we opened our Wellness Club in Long Beach and a short time later we opened the Downey club. We did this to be available to more people who need our kind of assistance.
Most of our training has come from Venice Nutrition and Mark Macdonald, the founder of Venice Nutrition. Mark is extremely accessible to our group and we have had the fortune to be part of many personal trainings sessions over the last couple of years. Mark is a best-selling author, Body Confidence, and soon to be available Why Kids Make You Fat. He is a regular on CNN, Dr. Oz and HLN TV. He is most definitely an expert.
What we have learned is centered on the concept of blood sugar stabilization. We had been familiar with this because of Lynda being a type 1 diabetic. We did not completely understand how blood sugar stabilization connected to weight management. Now we get it.
When your blood sugar is between 80-120 you are in balance and your body becomes a fat burning machine. The key is to keep it in balance because when you go low or high your body stops burning fat and starts to store it.
What happens when you’re on a diet and you are restricting your food intake? Your blood sugar drops causing your body to go into starvation mode and store everything you eat as fat. That is why diets just do not work in the long term.
A lot of people do not eat all day and then have that one large meal at the end of the day causing our blood sugar to rise. Because of the rise in blood sugar your body stores everything you eat as fat and burns muscle for energy. This will slow your metabolism even more because muscle burns fat, if you have less muscle you will burn less fat.
So how do you keep your blood sugar stable? By eating in 3’s. We need to eat often during the day starting with eating breakfast within 1 hour of waking up. Think about this, we have slept for 6-8 hours and we have had nothing to eat and our blood sugar is low. We need to feed ourselves first thing in the morning. We should then eat every 3-4 hours. I love this, I get to eat all day. At first I felt like I was eating way more food than I was normally eating. This is a struggle for some people to grasp, we tell them to eat more to lose weight and it works.
Now we have to eat in the correct combination. Always have carbs, protein and fat with every meal. Yes every meal. How much? Women get 3oz of protein and carb and a little fat and guys get 5oz of protein and carbs and a little fat. This takes about a week to get used to then you will find your body will start telling you when it has been 3 hour since you last ate. At the beginning it is wise to use a scale. I still use one.
Remember this is not a diets, this is the un-diet. This will work for you forever.
Soon I will go into more detail about the program and you can check it out on our Core website and learn more. Let us know if you have any questions. Later