Carbohydrates especially the refined ones (think of white foods!) quickly turn to sugar in our bodies, causing our pancreas to release insulin which tells our bodies to either use the sugar/glucose as fuel for energy or store it as FAT. So eating too much of the wrong kind of carbs too often during the day means our pancreas is overworked. Eventually it does not respond properly – insulin resistance. If the problem continues it may lead to type 2 diabetes.
Insulin resistance can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides (fat measurement in blood) and high cholesterol.
There is an almost world wide obesity problem at the moment due to a combination of a high carb diet and bad lifestyle choices.
BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS
Using a low carb healthy fat (LCHF) approach insulin resistance can usually be reversed thus avoiding a myriad of health issues.
Effect of LCHF on HbA1c (diabetes marker) after one year is far greater than the usual care (calories restricted diet). Hallberg et al. (2018).
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Tip: start in small steps ….. be sure to include protein and some healthy fat at each meal. Good sources of protein are meat, fish, eggs, dairy, beans, pulses, nuts and seeds.