This is a very interesting article that argues very persuasively that we need to "think of our body like a sink (not a scale!) to get to the bottom of our weight gain."
According to the author, our body's number one enemy is insulin resistance.
"When insulin is too high, it causes our body to take the sugar we eat and store it as fat. Even worse, elevated insulin locks fat in fat cells so that you cannot use it as fuel."
And the best way to combat insulin resistance; thereby "unclogging your body's sink," is to eat more foods that "turn to sugar slowly in the body."
Some examples of such foods include:
- Non-starchy vegetables of all colors and kinds (spinach, lettuce, kale and cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, onions and peppers). Eat these without worrying about serving size. I’m also good with periodically eating small amounts (the size of a “clawed” hand) of root veggies such as beets, carrots, parsnips and turnips, sweet potatoes and rutabaga.
- Low sugar fruits such as berries, apples, pears, tomatoes and citrus.
- High quality proteins such as grass-fed beef and other wild game; fish high in omega-3s like wild salmon, black cod and sardines; shellfish; low-sugar dairy (plain Greek yogurt and cottage cheese); cage-free poultry; and omega-3 fortified eggs.
- Whole food fats such as nuts and seeds, olives and avocadoes, even high quality cheeses, especially ones made from goat and sheep’s milk.
- Beans, legumes and lentils are great high-fiber, low-carb alternatives to pasta, potatoes and rice.
So what can you do to begin turning your body into a sink? Please let me know.
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