Whole food comparisons
Something to think about…… I want you to think of foods from the earth, and foods that we get from animals as well. Think about the varieties of fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds, so on and so on.
Now I want you to think about Macro-nutrients like fats, carbs, and proteins. Which isn’t hard to think about since everyone who is semi health conscious already does. Now, something that i have been doing some pondering on is the correlation of the Standard American Diet and how it thrives off of both high carb and high fat foods (not to mention all the trans fat oils, sodium, sugar, and preservatives). Yet, when you think of plant or animal foods you can see that almost none of them where created to have both substantial carbs and fats together. If something like a banana or and apple is naturally high in carbs and fiber than it is naturally low in fat. And to contrast, something like an avocado or a piece of animal meat is naturally high in fats, than it is naturally low in….. You guessed it!!!! Carbohydrates !!!!!!
So in seeing this logic it is only natural to conclude that a high fat meal we should try to keep low carb with lots of veggies and butter or healthy oils, and a typical high carb meal we should try to avoid high fats mixed into to our carbs, that we can see by S.A.D. that cause so many issues.
The key is insulin! Carbs produce a stronger insulin effect than fats and protein. And since carbs will be first in line to get used once they are ingested that leaves the fat just hanging around so insulin, being like the mail man who has to separate and distribute all the mail, automatically sends it to the liver to convert from free fatty acids into triglycerides. AKA Fat storage. So to keep from having a bunch of free fatty acids floating around your blood when insulin is most present means to separate your high carb and high fat meals. This means stop eating hamburgers and fries, pizza, donuts, and all the other crap you know your not supposed to eat. But look at it also from the perspective of health food. Like full fat yogurt and granola, or banana and peanut butter, or peanut butter and jelly, or trail mix that has nuts and fruits or candies (the worst), or my least favorite to avoid is guacamole and organic chips!!!
If weight loss is your goal than you can do well to avoid mixing these macros together. Best practice is to avoid carbs for breakfast at all costs to keep your fat burning going from the nights fast. Then eat carbs and lean protein for dinner, adjusting your carbohydrate amount based on your activity level that you achieved that day.
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