We all want it: that moment when we actually look and feel our very best. Many times we choose to believe it’s not possible; that our genetics or lifestyle are standing in our way.
The truth is, there are many things you cannot control in life but the one thing you can control is how you choose to take care of yourself. This is your moment to make yourself a priority and learn that whatever your health goal may be, with the right tools, it is attainable.
Why Dieting Fails… and the Power of Blood Sugar Stabilization
Do you want to lose weight, burn fat, build lean muscle, boost your metabolism and increase your energy? Do you want to fuel your workouts and look and feel your best without dieting or restriction? The answer is simple; stabilize your blood sugar and you WILL achieve your goals!
By stabilizing your blood sugar levels (glucose in your blood) with the right food, you create balance (homeostasis) which allows your body to release stored body fat, toxins and excess sodium, while protecting lean muscle mass and igniting metabolism.
Here’s how it works:
Whenever you over-eat or indulge in a carbohydrate-heavy meal, your blood sugar spikes (above 120 mg/dl) and your body stores fat.
Just the opposite happens when you skip a meal, eliminate carbohydrates or calories your body needs or work out on an empty stomach. Blood sugar drops too low (below 80 mg/dl) and your body is forced to burn lean muscle mass for fuel in place of body fat, thus slowing your metabolism.
Stabilizing your blood sugar (keep levels between 80 and 120 mg/dl throughout the day) will naturally help you to:
- burn body fat
- protect and increase lean muscle mass
- eliminate sugar (carbohydrate) cravings
- boost your energy
- break through stubborn plateaus
- achieve permanent results
Blood Sugar Stabilization vs. Calorie and Carbohydrate Restriction
While restricting calories (calories in vs. calories out) or carbohydrates will initially cause weight loss, both methods will always lead to an immovable plateau once your body reaches it’s set point (the weight your body wants to weigh and where it gets stuck).
Even worse, calorie or carbohydrate restriction causes low blood sugar and leads to:
- low energy
- extreme cravings
- loss of lean muscle which slows down metabolism
Once you re-introduce the calories and carbohydrates you restricted (you can’t starve forever!), you regain the weight plus extra body fat due to the loss of lean muscle mass and a slower metabolism. This makes it even more challenging to lose weight the next time around and leads to the yo-yo syndrome (weight loss followed by weight gain), which inevitably slows your metabolism even more.
The Solution is Blood Sugar Stabilization
When blood sugar is stable, you continually release stored body fat (each lb. of stored fat has approx. 3,500 calories), which is then burned up primarily within your muscle tissue during exercise and daily activity.
Each pound of muscle stores 3500 calories.
Fat is burned primarily in muscle
More Muscle =
Stable blood sugar also creates an anabolic environment (a positive growth state) that optimizes cell reproduction, energy levels, focus, sleep and stress management and allows you to build lean muscle mass to increase your metabolism.
The fact is, we all want to be happy and look and feel our best without restriction. With your customized Venice Nutrition program you will become educated on how your body really works and will gain all of the tools you need to be successful for life. I promise you, if you choose to make your health a priority, the juice will be worth the squeeze!