We challenge you to cut out grains and processed carbs from your diet for 5 out of 7 days a week this month.
A steady supply of carbohydrates is unnecessary and unhealthy. As Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint, states “Carbs are a cheap source of calories that easily converts to glucose”. Believe it or not, grains cause inflammation and a weakened immune system! The nutritional value of grains can not compare to the high nutritional content found in Primal Foods such as vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, chicken, fruit, nuts and seeds.
Our bodies prefer to burn fat as fuel. Until you stop fueling your body with high carb meals, you will continue to be a sugar burner, making weight loss incredibly difficult. Who wants to spend hours in the gym doing cardio and counting calories? Once you start eating healthy fat and using fat as your fuel source, you will become efficient at burning fat and your cravings for sugar will decrease.
By eliminating grains and processed carbs, you will help rid the body of inflammation, experience increased energy, and strengthen your immune system. Grains and processed carbs cause high blood glucose levels, which are toxic to the body and cause the pancreas to pump excess insulin to help clear the glucose from the blood. This response causes a fight or flight response, stress, and burnout if it continues to happen regularly. A diet high in healthy fat and protein will help you to burn dietary fat and stored body fat as fuel while helping you build, not burn, lean muscle. You will also no longer feel the need to eat frequent high carb snacks to help balance your blood glucose.
Cut out Grains and Processed Carbs for 5 out of 7 days each week of November. Grains include: Wheat, pasta, bread, rice, cereal, muffins, crackers, chips, and baked foods.
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Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor and have it cleared before beginning any new exercise or diet program. I am not a doctor or registered dietician, my blog is opinion based and I do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any cause, condition or disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not medical advice and has not been approved by the FTC or FDA. Please always communicate with your doctor to make any decisions or changes regarding your health, as your doctor is the only one who knows what is right for you.