Insulin! You hear that word and think diabetes, but we ALL produce it! Where? The pancreas, Why? In response to blood sugar levels. When our blood sugars increase, insulin is released and it’s job is to tell the body to store the sugar in our muscles and liver. In order for us to have steady energy levels throughout the day and be able to burn body fat, we need to manage our insulin levels properly. Oh yes, or else it has nowhere to go but to the fat tissue I am afraid to tell you!
We can do this by controlling the amount and type of carbohydrates we consume. This doesn’t necessarily mean eating a low carbohydrate diet all of the time (although that might work for some people), it means that we avoid the overconsumption of foods with lots of added sugars. Bummer I know, but it’s fact!