Learn how stabilizing your blood sugar will help you lose weight and keep it off!
Guess what percentage of dieters keeps the weight off for more than two years: 75%? 60%? 50%? The sad truth is only 15-20% of dieters keep the weight off, with 80-85% of people who lose weight regaining it (plus some!) after two years.
It’s time to shift your mindset when it comes to dieting. By focusing less on fads and more on maintaining a healthy balance of what you eat, you’ll impact your body on a level most diets don’t even consider: Stabilizing your blood sugar.
Your blood sugar level is the amount of glucose from what you eat that’s circulating in your bloodstream to provide energy to cells immediately or be stored for future use. A well-balanced blood sugar level is crucial to your overall fitness and well-being, regulating your hormones, triggering your body to burn stored fat, and increasing your metabolism to help you lose weight.
Unfortunately, most people’s blood sugar is not properly balanced. If you’re getting too much glucose, it leads to high blood-sugar levels, which your body can’t break down and stores as fat. Ironically, not getting enough sugar can also lead to putting on extra kilograms!
Eating too little glucose can lead to a low blood sugar level, causing your body to go into “starvation mode” where it burns your lean muscle instead of the fat – a double whammy to your system and your diet.
Eat every 3 hours, and divide your plate into thirds: one-third protein, one-third fat, and one-third carbs. Our bodies “want” to eat every 3 hours, as it’s their natural eating schedule dating back from early mankind. Wait longer and your body goes into starvation mode, as it assumes food is scarce and packs on fat for the future instead of burning it away immediately. Be sure to eat within 1 hour of waking up, then every 3 hours thereafter.
Most people don’t get the right ratio of protein in their meals, loading up instead on carbs (around 60%) and fat (30%), spiking blood sugar. Dividing your plate into an equal ratio of protein, good carbs, and fat will help keep your blood sugar at the right level.
Here’s a sample menu of what that might look like over the course of the day:
Breakfast: Egg whites, turkey bacon and oatmeal
Lunch: Chicken burger with avocado on a whole wheat bun
Dinner: A small portion of steak with sweet potato and butter
And it gets better: As your blood sugar stabilizes by sticking to the 3s rule, you release previously stored fat. And the leaner you get, the more you’ll be able to eat – that’s the power of having lean muscle! Just remember, you can always eat as many veggies as you’d like, as they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients your body needs and are low in calories.
Therefore, the Manna Diet is a easy to follow diet which you can chop and change to your delight, as long as you keep to the basics. Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal, because it will help to control blood sugar levels, but also control food cravings and help to suppress appetite.
The Manna Low GI Shakes are excellent as a meal replacement, because it is fast and easy and also helps to control blood sugar levels and will keep you satisfied for longer.