You know that carbs are the reason you gain weight. You know that you should eat less of them. But still, you find it hard to say no to a creamy piece of chocolate cake or a big cheesy pizza.
The fact of the matter is that it does not matter what carbs you eat, they are going to have the same effect. Some may have less of an effect, but if you do not watch your portions of these, they might cause just as much damage to your weight.
But how do carbs make me gain weight?
They body very quickly digests carbs and coverts them into blood glucose.
After you eat any food with a lot of carbs, your blood sugar level goes up – this is when you feel a sugar high. Then your pancreas releases a lot of insulin to balance out the excess sugar, which then causes the well-known sugar crash. But the body uses the sugar in the blood stream as its main source of energy.
But I thought it was fat that makes me fat?
Well no. Fat does not make you fat, sugar does.
When the cycle explained above keeps taking place, the body stores all the unused energy in the blood stream as fat. At about 90 minutes after eating your meal, your blood sugar returns to normal. However, your insulin levels still remain high. This means that your body still keeps storing fat.
When we take this into account, we can understand why it is not eating fat that makes us fat, but rather eating carbs.
Fat does not cause your blood sugar level to go up, which then also means that it does not cause your insulin levels to go up.
This can lead to insulin resistance…
When you eat carbs almost every day, this process happens over and over again. When this keeps happening, the insulin produced by the pancreas becomes less and less effective. Eventually, it impairs the brain’s ability to detect when you feel full. This then leads to constant overeating and still feeling hungry. Which makes you eat more, and so a vicious cycle begins.
Cutting carbs to lose weight:
So now you have realized that you should lose a few kilograms, but what do you do?
You think that you are eating healthy, but in reality, your diet may still be packed with sugar and carbs.
There are two ways to cut your body’s glucose supply and start losing weight –
- You can starve. This is what low-calorie, low-fat dieting is.
- You can reduce the starches and sugars. These are the main sources of glucose
The second approach has two big advantages over the low-calorie diet…
- Firstly, you don’t have to go hungry and starve yourself.
- Secondly, because you are not giving your body an overload of sugar to use as energy, it has to find another source. This means it then uses the fat stored in your body.
When you eat carbs, you limit your body’s capacity to use fat.
When your blood sugar goes up and insulin is released, it prevents your body from burning fat. Because one of the main functions of insulin is to store unused energy as fat, it is actually doing the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.
What is the best way to tackle Weight Loss?
The Manna Weight Loss program in the FREE Manna Diet e-book is a low carbohydrate, Low GI diet which already helped thousands of people to lose weight the healthy way. The Manna Low GI Shake is ranked as one of the best products to curb food and sugar cravings and to help the body to require less insulin. The Shake is available in 3 delicious flavours and you can replace 1 to 2 meals per day for effective and healthy weight loss.
Our NEW Manna Low GI Shake is formulated to allow you to skip a meal without losing the needed nutrients and energy, helping you lose weight in an easy and effective way. It also helps manage your blood sugar levels.
The NEW Manna Low GI Shake comprises of 6 ingredients which are high in fiber, protein, and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. Our shake has been proven to help curb food cravings, suppress appetite, and satisfy you for longer.
It couldn’t be easier to lose weight.
All you do is choose your favourite flavour of Manna Low GI Shake, add it to milk, water or juice, mix it and there you have a healthy meal in a glass. As simple as that!
We don’t use any artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The new Shake is gluten-free, lactose-free, Non-GMO, soy-free. Also, the shake is suitable for Vegan’s, Vegetarians and Diabetics.
Benefits of the Manna Low GI Shake
- High in fiber
- Low GI
- Stops Cravings
- High Enough Nutritional Value to be regarded as a Meal Replacement
- The only shake which contains Essential Sugars (“Glyco-Nutrients”)
- Cholesterol Free
- Gluten Free
- Provides Energy, without Fattening
- Helps to Control Blood Sugar Levels
- Organic & Natural
See what our customers say about our NEW Manna Low GI Shake
“I will like to take this opportunity and thank Manna Products for giving me my life back, I started using the Manna shake & Blood sugar support on the 03 May 2017 my weight was 150 kg’s I weigh every Mondays Today I am 144.8 kgs. I feel light and have energy all day long and sleep well at night. I follow all the advice that you send to me and other ways to eat healthily and enjoy life. Manna Works!!!!” – Lizzie
“My wife and I have been using the Manna now for just over a year. We both lost more than 20 kgs using it as a meal replacement twice a day. The change in formulation last year did not enhance the taste. As a matter of fact, I was looking to go elsewhere. However, this new formulation tastes great and we will continue to use it. Would be nice if your retail outlets got the new formulation as I don’t drink the old one. But I must say, ordering from the factory has been great with speedy delivery.” – Danie de Waal