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Smart eating: Carbohydrate Counting for Indian Foods When a person uses carbohydrate counting, the focus is on the carbohydrate in the food. This is due to the fact that carbohydrate raises your blood glucose much more rapidly than the other two macronutrients that provide calories; protein and fat (excluding alcohol, which is not a macronutrient). Following is a more complete list of the food groups whose calories are mainly from carbohydrate: • Starches: rice, pasta, bread, cereal, crackers • Starchy vegetables: potatoes, corn, green peas, beans and lentils • Fruit and fruit juices • Non Starchy vegetables: spinach, tomatoes, cauliflower • Dairy Foods: yogurt, milk, and other dairy foods • Sweets / Desserts: cakes, cookies, candy • Beverages high in sugar Carbohydrate Counting and Blood Glucose Control? Blood glucose levels are directly related to the amount of carbohydrate one eats. If the amount of carbohydrate is tracked at meals and snacks, and the blood glucose levels are taken before and two hours after the meal; a trend or pattern will emerge. Keeping an eye on the carbohydrate intake daily and eating the same amount each day, will assist in maintaining the blood glucose levels within the target range. How much Carbohydrate should a person eat? For a female, a basic rule of thumb for estimating the carbohydrate servings is approximately 45-60 grams of carbohydrate, or three to four carbohydrate servings per meal. For males, it is four to five carbohydrate servings per meal or 60-75 grams of carbohydrate per meal. Tips for Successful Carbohydrate Counting • Educate Yourself: Attend support group meetings on diabetes and obesity offered at “Obesity and diabetes clinic” of Asian institute of gastroenterology, Hyderabad (Enquire at +91-9866646942 or mail to us aig.bariatric@gmail.com). • Start small: Pay attention to portion size, Learn what average portion sizes look like and avoid large meals when eating out. Share your meal when eating out. • Learn to read the nutrition facts label • Be consistent • Find Technology that works for you and use it: You may use the Lose it i-phone app to look up food’s carbohydrate counts. • Figure out what you can’t eat: Most people with diabetes can eat anything in moderation, but carbohydrate counters sometimes find foods that just aren’t worth the glucose spikes. • Study your body • Plan it out • When you are at a restaurant. Learn how to improvise • Be smart about mindless munching
News article by Dr Abhishek Katakwar published in Deccan Chronicle (Date 21 january 2018)
Our complete gastrointestinal tract is lined with microbes collectively called the microbiome, which includes bacteria, fungi, and even viruses. Though it sounds weird and even unhealthy, gut bacteria perform many important functions in the body, including aiding the immune system, producing the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, making energy available to the body from the food we eat, and disposing of foreign substances and toxins, though we always have a mixture of good and bad bacteria, sometimes the bad guys get the upper hand, causing an imbalance in gut bacteria, and can cause severe health problems than just stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Because 60-80% of our immune system is located in our gut, gut imbalances have been linked to obesity, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, and other chronic health problems.
You will be surprised to know that human gastrointestinal microbiota is a complex ecosystem of approximately 300 to 500 bacterial species, comprising nearly 2 million genes (the microbiome). Indeed, the number of bacteria within the gut is approximately 10 times that of all of the cells in the human body. At birth, the entire intestinal tract is sterile; the infant’s gut is first colonized by maternal and environmental bacteria during birth and continues to be populated through feeding and other contacts. Factors known to influence colonization include gestational age, mode of delivery (vaginal birth vs assisted delivery), diet (breast milk vs formula), level of sanitation, and exposure to antibiotics. by the age of 2.5 years, the
microbiota fully resembles the microbiota of an adult in terms of composition.
In humans, the composition of the flora is influenced not only by age but also by diet and socioeconomic conditions. In a study published in 2012 in “Nature” (high indexed journal) the interaction of diet and age was demonstrated, firstly, by a close relationship between diet and microbiota composition in the subjects and, secondly, by interactions between diet, the microbiota, and health status. It also concluded that non-digestible or undigested components (Fibre) of the diet may contribute substantially to bacterial metabolism; for example, much of the increase in stool volume resulting from the ingestion of dietary fibre is based on an augmentation of bacterial mass. Most recently, qualitative changes in the microbiota have been invoked in the pathogenesis of a global epidemic: obesity. It has been postulated that a shift in the composition of the flora toward a population dominated by bacteria that are more avid extractors of absorbable nutrients, which are then available for assimilation by the host could play a major role in obesity. Also there are enough evidence to support the hypothesis that the endogenous intestinal microflora plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory bowel diseases and its variants and related disorders. Most Western populations over-consume highly refined, omnivorous diets of poor nutritional quality. Those diets are energy dense, high in animal protein, total and saturated fats, and
simple sugars but low in fruits, vegetables and other plant-based foods. Consequently, they are typically low in dietary fibre, non starch polysaccharides in general and resistant starch in particular. Cross-sectional studies have shown some evidence that Western-style diets are
associated with gut microbial populations that are typified by a Bacteroides enterotype (bad gut bacteria) whereas traditional diets rich in plant polysaccharides are associated with a Prevotella enterotype (good gut bacteria). Obesity is associated with an increased fecal Bacteroidetes:Firmicutes ratio relative to lean subjects. Replacing a habitual Western diet with one high in fiber elicited rapid (within 24 h) and marked alterations in fecal microbiota composition, although the changes were insufficient to produce a broad switch
from Bacteroides to Prevotella enterotype.  One mechanism by which fiber promotes and maintains bowel health is through increasing
digesta mass. Incompletely fermented fiber (e.g., insoluble non starch polysaccharides such as cellulose), increases digesta mass primarily through its physical presence and ability to adsorb water. An increase in digesta mass dilutes toxins, reduces intracolonic pressure, 
shortens transit time and increases defecation frequency. Fibers can also increase fecal mass to a lesser degree by stimulating fermentation, which leads to bacterial proliferation and increased biomass. Prebiotics are dietary substrates that selectively promote proliferation and/or activity of “beneficial” bacteria indigenous to the colon. The concept, first published by Gibson and Roberfroid in 1995, has been refined and redefined on several occasions. Prebiotics are defined currently as “selectively fermented ingredients that result in specific changes, in the
composition and/or activity in the GI microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) upon host health”.
Dr Abhishek katakwar, Bariatric & amp; Metabolic surgeon from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology quote “Your body is a Temple. You are what you eat. Do not eat processed food, junk foods, filth, or disease carrying food, animals, or rodents. Some people say of these foods, ‘well, it tastes good;. Most of the foods today that statically cause sickness, 
cancer, and disease all taste good;s well seasoned and prepared poison. This is why so many people are sick; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually; because of being hooked to  poison, instead of being hooked on the truth and to real foods that heal and provide you with good health and wellness.
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News article by Dr Abhishek Katakwar published in Deccan Chronicle (Date 21 january 2018) Our complete gastrointestinal tract is lined with microbes collectively called the microbiome, which includes bacteria, fungi, and even viruses. Though it sounds weird and even unhealthy, gut bacteria perform many important functions in the body, including aiding the immune system, producing the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, making energy available to the body from the food we eat, and disposing of foreign substances and toxins, though we always have a mixture of good and bad bacteria, sometimes the bad guys get the upper hand, causing an imbalance in gut bacteria, and can cause severe health problems than just stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Because 60-80% of our immune system is located in our gut, gut imbalances have been linked to obesity, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, and other chronic health problems. You will be surprised to know that human gastrointestinal microbiota is a complex ecosystem of approximately 300 to 500 bacterial species, comprising nearly 2 million genes (the microbiome). Indeed, the number of bacteria within the gut is approximately 10 times that of all of the cells in the human body. At birth, the entire intestinal tract is sterile; the infant’s gut is first colonized by maternal and environmental bacteria during birth and continues to be populated through feeding and other contacts. Factors known to influence colonization include gestational age, mode of delivery (vaginal birth vs assisted delivery), diet (breast milk vs formula), level of sanitation, and exposure to antibiotics. by the age of 2.5 years, the microbiota fully resembles the microbiota of an adult in terms of composition. In humans, the composition of the flora is influenced not only by age but also by diet and socioeconomic conditions. In a study published in 2012 in “Nature” (high indexed journal) the interaction of diet and age was demonstrated, firstly, by a close relationship between diet and microbiota composition in the subjects and, secondly, by interactions between diet, the microbiota, and health status. It also concluded that non-digestible or undigested components (Fibre) of the diet may contribute substantially to bacterial metabolism; for example, much of the increase in stool volume resulting from the ingestion of dietary fibre is based on an augmentation of bacterial mass. Most recently, qualitative changes in the microbiota have been invoked in the pathogenesis of a global epidemic: obesity. It has been postulated that a shift in the composition of the flora toward a population dominated by bacteria that are more avid extractors of absorbable nutrients, which are then available for assimilation by the host could play a major role in obesity. Also there are enough evidence to support the hypothesis that the endogenous intestinal microflora plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory bowel diseases and its variants and related disorders. Most Western populations over-consume highly refined, omnivorous diets of poor nutritional quality. Those diets are energy dense, high in animal protein, total and saturated fats, and simple sugars but low in fruits, vegetables and other plant-based foods. Consequently, they are typically low in dietary fibre, non starch polysaccharides in general and resistant starch in particular. Cross-sectional studies have shown some evidence that Western-style diets are associated with gut microbial populations that are typified by a Bacteroides enterotype (bad gut bacteria) whereas traditional diets rich in plant polysaccharides are associated with a Prevotella enterotype (good gut bacteria). Obesity is associated with an increased fecal Bacteroidetes:Firmicutes ratio relative to lean subjects. Replacing a habitual Western diet with one high in fiber elicited rapid (within 24 h) and marked alterations in fecal microbiota composition, although the changes were insufficient to produce a broad switch from Bacteroides to Prevotella enterotype.  One mechanism by which fiber promotes and maintains bowel health is through increasing digesta mass. Incompletely fermented fiber (e.g., insoluble non starch polysaccharides such as cellulose), increases digesta mass primarily through its physical presence and ability to adsorb water. An increase in digesta mass dilutes toxins, reduces intracolonic pressure, shortens transit time and increases defecation frequency. Fibers can also increase fecal mass to a lesser degree by stimulating fermentation, which leads to bacterial proliferation and increased biomass. Prebiotics are dietary substrates that selectively promote proliferation and/or activity of “beneficial” bacteria indigenous to the colon. The concept, first published by Gibson and Roberfroid in 1995, has been refined and redefined on several occasions. Prebiotics are defined currently as “selectively fermented ingredients that result in specific changes, in the composition and/or activity in the GI microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) upon host health”. Dr Abhishek katakwar, Bariatric & amp; Metabolic surgeon from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology quote “Your body is a Temple. You are what you eat. Do not eat processed food, junk foods, filth, or disease carrying food, animals, or rodents. Some people say of these foods, ‘well, it tastes good;. Most of the foods today that statically cause sickness, cancer, and disease all taste good;s well seasoned and prepared poison. This is why so many people are sick; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually; because of being hooked to poison, instead of being hooked on the truth and to real foods that heal and provide you with good health and wellness.
What have we achieved out of the modern world............my answer is everything except good health......obesity and diabetes have become the global pandemic. 
Can you eat healthy? Can you eat the right kind of foods? Can you eat and enjoy the foods that will sustain a healthy life? Can you eat to improve your chances for a long and healthy life? Of course you can. You can do all of these things.
Eat a variety of foods.
 Maintain desirable weight.
 Avoid too much fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
 Eat foods with adequate starch and fiber.
 Avoid too much sugar.
 Avoid too much sodium.
 If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
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What have we achieved out of the modern world............my answer is everything except good health......obesity and diabetes have become the global pandemic. Can you eat healthy? Can you eat the right kind of foods? Can you eat and enjoy the foods that will sustain a healthy life? Can you eat to improve your chances for a long and healthy life? Of course you can. You can do all of these things. Eat a variety of foods.  Maintain desirable weight.  Avoid too much fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.  Eat foods with adequate starch and fiber.  Avoid too much sugar.  Avoid too much sodium.  If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
What have we achieved out of the modern world............my answer is everything except good health......obesity and diabetes have become the global pandemic. 
Can you eat healthy? Can you eat the right kind of foods? Can you eat and enjoy the foods that will sustain a healthy life? Can you eat to improve your chances for a long and healthy life? Of course you can. You can do all of these things.
Eat a variety of foods.
 Maintain desirable weight.
 Avoid too much fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
 Eat foods with adequate starch and fiber.
 Avoid too much sugar.
 Avoid too much sodium.
 If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
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What have we achieved out of the modern world............my answer is everything except good health......obesity and diabetes have become the global pandemic. Can you eat healthy? Can you eat the right kind of foods? Can you eat and enjoy the foods that will sustain a healthy life? Can you eat to improve your chances for a long and healthy life? Of course you can. You can do all of these things. Eat a variety of foods.  Maintain desirable weight.  Avoid too much fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.  Eat foods with adequate starch and fiber.  Avoid too much sugar.  Avoid too much sodium.  If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
Simple Sugars vs. Complex Carbs
Many people seeking a positive health and fitness change are very confused about the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates. 
And to make matters worse, many of the popular weight-loss solutions seem to do all they can to cloud the waters even further. 
My goal here is to help you understand the difference between the simple and complex carbohydrates, show you how they impact your health and fitness, and provide you with some simple steps you can take – today – to move you closer to becoming your own fitness champion. 
After reading this information, you will be one critical step closer toward reaching your absolute physical best! 

Carbohydrates are one of three necessary macro-nutrients that provide calories in our diets. 
The other two are protein and fat. 
Carbohydrates provide most of the energy needed in our daily lives, both for normal body functions (such as heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and brain activity) and for exercise (like biking, walking, running up the stairs and all types of resistance training). 
An ample supply of carbohydrates is absolutely necessary to sustain a healthy existence and a must if your goal is to reduce your body fat and enhance your fitness level. 
Carbohydrates are considered simple or complex based upon their chemical structure. 
Both types contain four calories per gram, and both are digested into the bloodstream as glucose, which is then used to fuel our bodies for normal daily activity and exercise. 

The main difference between simple and complex carbs is:

Simple carbohydrates or simple sugars - These carbs are broken down and digested very quickly, but most simple carbs contain refined sugars and very few essential vitamins and minerals.
Examples include table sugar, fruit juice, milk, yogurt, honey, molasses, maple syrup and brown sugar.

Complex carbohydrates - the complex carbs take longer to digest and are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Examples include vegetables, whole grain breads, oatmeal, legumes, brown rice and wheat pasta.

When you eat (or drink) a simple carbohydrate or a simple sugar – whether it is a can of soda, a scoop of fat-free ice cream, or even a glass of orange juice – all of the ingested sugar quickly rushes into your bloodstream. 
You typically feel a quick rush of energy. 
Your body then promptly reacts to this sudden spike in blood sugar by calling on the pancreas to produce additional insulin to remove the excess sugar from your blood. 
And for the moment, you have significantly lower blood sugar as a result of the insulin doing its job, resulting in a sense or feeling of needing more fuel, more energy and more calories. 
And as you hit that residual low blood sugar, you begin to crave more of the quick-release, simple sugars, and hence you have just initiated the sugar craving cycle. 
As this downward cycle continues, your pancreas continues to secrete insulin while it simultaneously reduces its production of another hormone called glucagon. 
Glucagon production, as it relates to improving your body composition, is very important if your fitness goal is to lose excess body fat. 
Glucagon is the only hormone that allows stored body fat to be released into the bloodstream to be burned by your muscles as energy. 
And when the pancreas has to elevate its production of insulin while reducing its supply of glucagon, you are basically locking-in your excess body fat.
Therefore, too much simple sugar intake dramatically hinders the process of reducing stored body fat. 
American’s consumption of sugar continues to rise year after year. 
So too, does obesity in our country. In my opinion, the correlation between increased sugar consumption and obesity is telling.
When 16-20 percent of daily calorie intake is coming from sugar, Americans are not only locking in stored body fat, but also squeezing out the healthier, more supportive and nutrient-dense food choices. 
Sugar is the enemy of body fat reduction; and the enemy of a healthy, high energy lifestyle. 
So, do your best to begin to understand what’s in the food you are consuming and reduce those that contain more than a few grams of sugar.

When searching out the food choices that include simple carbs (i.e., sugars), start by looking for obvious ingredients on food labels that actually use the word “sugar”, like brown sugar, sugar cane, and of course, just simple sugar. Also, reduce your intake of foods that have any form of “syrup” in their ingredients. 
For example, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, maple syrup and glucose syrup. 
And finally, look for those ingredients that end in “–ose”, like sucrose, glucose, lactose and fructose. 
All of these ingredients are sugars and, if ingested, will spike your blood sugar and initiate the pancreas to produce insulin and essentially shut off glucagon production – the fat release hormone. 
If you find yourself in a situation where you are limited in your food choices (e.g., a breakfast or luncheon business meeting, traveling, dinner parties, etc.), and sugar seems to be the predominant choice, try to eat a protein with the sugar. 
Protein will help to slow down sugar’s release into the bloodstream, and reduce the insulin/glucagon effect.

Complex carbohydrates, on the other hand – and despite all the negative press they receive in some of the popular weight loss books – are actually your body’s preferred source of energy.
When you consume the healthy complex carbs – the ones that have not been altered in a food laboratory – they are broken down into glucose molecules and used as fuel or stored in muscle and the liver as glycogen.
When the body has an ample supply of glucose fuel and glycogen fuel storage, it can run efficiently. 
You will then have the energy to function at your best and provided the material that your body needs to reduce body fat and reach your health and fitness goals. 
When you look for complex carbohydrate food choices to put into your body, seek out two subgroups of carbohydrates…starchy carbohydrates and fibrous carbohydrates. 

Starchy carbohydrates include food choices such as brown rice, baked and sweet potatoes, oatmeal, brown pastas and whole grains. 

Fibrous carbohydrates include asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, spinach and peppers and can also be found in most varieties of dark green leafy vegetables.

One more very important nugget of carbohydrate information to remember: 

Do your best to seek out the complex carbohydrates that have not been processed in a food factory.

When shopping at the grocery store, stay away from the carbs that include the following words in their ingredients: bleached, enriched, processed or refined. 

These processed and altered foods are void of critical nutrient value and will do very little to fuel and energize your body. 

Bottom line, the goal in consuming carbohydrates should be to reduce or eliminate simple sugars and instead focus on the complex carbohydrates – both the starchy and fibrous complex carbs – those that have not been processed or refined.

Do the best you can. 

At first, it may seem challenging as you begin to uncover the foods that contain sugar, eliminate them and seek out the more supportive carbohydrates. 

But once you get into the habit of eating the fibrous and starchy carbohydrates, eventually it will become a way of life for you. 

I can promise you, after an initial effort, the payoff of eliminating sugar from your diet can be dramatic.

Your energy level will soar. 

You will lose stubborn body fat. 

And your craving for sugar will completely dissipate.

To wrap up this extremely important section, let me share the same simple steps with you that I share with my friends who are striving for their absolute physical best:

1.Start to put the good carbs into your body: Complex Starchy and Fibrous Carbs that have not been altered or processed.
2.Eat small meals more frequently – every 3-3½ hours, 5-6 times per day.
3.Begin to gain an awareness of food labels and the “sugar” ingredients.
4, Start to reduce or eliminate the simple sugars and the processed carbohydrates. 

Remember: If your goal is fat reduction, sugar is your worst enemy!

5.Focus on making progress and forget about being perfect. You’ll mess up every so often. Forgive yourself and just move on!
6.Remember that small changes over time will stack up on themselves…and eventually will bring you to a new destination of physical excellence!
#obesity #diabetes #bariatric #Metabolic #surgery
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Simple Sugars vs. Complex Carbs Many people seeking a positive health and fitness change are very confused about the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates. And to make matters worse, many of the popular weight-loss solutions seem to do all they can to cloud the waters even further. My goal here is to help you understand the difference between the simple and complex carbohydrates, show you how they impact your health and fitness, and provide you with some simple steps you can take – today – to move you closer to becoming your own fitness champion. After reading this information, you will be one critical step closer toward reaching your absolute physical best! Carbohydrates are one of three necessary macro-nutrients that provide calories in our diets. The other two are protein and fat. Carbohydrates provide most of the energy needed in our daily lives, both for normal body functions (such as heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and brain activity) and for exercise (like biking, walking, running up the stairs and all types of resistance training). An ample supply of carbohydrates is absolutely necessary to sustain a healthy existence and a must if your goal is to reduce your body fat and enhance your fitness level. Carbohydrates are considered simple or complex based upon their chemical structure. Both types contain four calories per gram, and both are digested into the bloodstream as glucose, which is then used to fuel our bodies for normal daily activity and exercise. The main difference between simple and complex carbs is: Simple carbohydrates or simple sugars - These carbs are broken down and digested very quickly, but most simple carbs contain refined sugars and very few essential vitamins and minerals. Examples include table sugar, fruit juice, milk, yogurt, honey, molasses, maple syrup and brown sugar. Complex carbohydrates - the complex carbs take longer to digest and are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Examples include vegetables, whole grain breads, oatmeal, legumes, brown rice and wheat pasta. When you eat (or drink) a simple carbohydrate or a simple sugar – whether it is a can of soda, a scoop of fat-free ice cream, or even a glass of orange juice – all of the ingested sugar quickly rushes into your bloodstream. You typically feel a quick rush of energy. Your body then promptly reacts to this sudden spike in blood sugar by calling on the pancreas to produce additional insulin to remove the excess sugar from your blood. And for the moment, you have significantly lower blood sugar as a result of the insulin doing its job, resulting in a sense or feeling of needing more fuel, more energy and more calories. And as you hit that residual low blood sugar, you begin to crave more of the quick-release, simple sugars, and hence you have just initiated the sugar craving cycle. As this downward cycle continues, your pancreas continues to secrete insulin while it simultaneously reduces its production of another hormone called glucagon. Glucagon production, as it relates to improving your body composition, is very important if your fitness goal is to lose excess body fat. Glucagon is the only hormone that allows stored body fat to be released into the bloodstream to be burned by your muscles as energy. And when the pancreas has to elevate its production of insulin while reducing its supply of glucagon, you are basically locking-in your excess body fat. Therefore, too much simple sugar intake dramatically hinders the process of reducing stored body fat. American’s consumption of sugar continues to rise year after year. So too, does obesity in our country. In my opinion, the correlation between increased sugar consumption and obesity is telling. When 16-20 percent of daily calorie intake is coming from sugar, Americans are not only locking in stored body fat, but also squeezing out the healthier, more supportive and nutrient-dense food choices. Sugar is the enemy of body fat reduction; and the enemy of a healthy, high energy lifestyle. So, do your best to begin to understand what’s in the food you are consuming and reduce those that contain more than a few grams of sugar. When searching out the food choices that include simple carbs (i.e., sugars), start by looking for obvious ingredients on food labels that actually use the word “sugar”, like brown sugar, sugar cane, and of course, just simple sugar. Also, reduce your intake of foods that have any form of “syrup” in their ingredients. For example, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, maple syrup and glucose syrup. And finally, look for those ingredients that end in “–ose”, like sucrose, glucose, lactose and fructose. All of these ingredients are sugars and, if ingested, will spike your blood sugar and initiate the pancreas to produce insulin and essentially shut off glucagon production – the fat release hormone. If you find yourself in a situation where you are limited in your food choices (e.g., a breakfast or luncheon business meeting, traveling, dinner parties, etc.), and sugar seems to be the predominant choice, try to eat a protein with the sugar. Protein will help to slow down sugar’s release into the bloodstream, and reduce the insulin/glucagon effect. Complex carbohydrates, on the other hand – and despite all the negative press they receive in some of the popular weight loss books – are actually your body’s preferred source of energy. When you consume the healthy complex carbs – the ones that have not been altered in a food laboratory – they are broken down into glucose molecules and used as fuel or stored in muscle and the liver as glycogen. When the body has an ample supply of glucose fuel and glycogen fuel storage, it can run efficiently. You will then have the energy to function at your best and provided the material that your body needs to reduce body fat and reach your health and fitness goals. When you look for complex carbohydrate food choices to put into your body, seek out two subgroups of carbohydrates…starchy carbohydrates and fibrous carbohydrates. Starchy carbohydrates include food choices such as brown rice, baked and sweet potatoes, oatmeal, brown pastas and whole grains. Fibrous carbohydrates include asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, spinach and peppers and can also be found in most varieties of dark green leafy vegetables. One more very important nugget of carbohydrate information to remember: Do your best to seek out the complex carbohydrates that have not been processed in a food factory. When shopping at the grocery store, stay away from the carbs that include the following words in their ingredients: bleached, enriched, processed or refined. These processed and altered foods are void of critical nutrient value and will do very little to fuel and energize your body. Bottom line, the goal in consuming carbohydrates should be to reduce or eliminate simple sugars and instead focus on the complex carbohydrates – both the starchy and fibrous complex carbs – those that have not been processed or refined. Do the best you can. At first, it may seem challenging as you begin to uncover the foods that contain sugar, eliminate them and seek out the more supportive carbohydrates. But once you get into the habit of eating the fibrous and starchy carbohydrates, eventually it will become a way of life for you. I can promise you, after an initial effort, the payoff of eliminating sugar from your diet can be dramatic. Your energy level will soar. You will lose stubborn body fat. And your craving for sugar will completely dissipate. To wrap up this extremely important section, let me share the same simple steps with you that I share with my friends who are striving for their absolute physical best: 1.Start to put the good carbs into your body: Complex Starchy and Fibrous Carbs that have not been altered or processed. 2.Eat small meals more frequently – every 3-3½ hours, 5-6 times per day. 3.Begin to gain an awareness of food labels and the “sugar” ingredients. 4, Start to reduce or eliminate the simple sugars and the processed carbohydrates. Remember: If your goal is fat reduction, sugar is your worst enemy! 5.Focus on making progress and forget about being perfect. You’ll mess up every so often. Forgive yourself and just move on! 6.Remember that small changes over time will stack up on themselves…and eventually will bring you to a new destination of physical excellence! #obesity #diabetes #bariatric #Metabolic #surgery

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