If you want to lose weight, DITCH the croissant and bread in the morning. Here’s why…
Anytime you consume food the pancreas releases insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use.
Insulin helps keep your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).
Certain foods spike insulin more than others and spiking insulin at the wrong time of day can wreck havoc on your quest to burn fat.
Carbohydrates are the worst offenders for spiking insulin at a very high rate. However, they can have big benefits for those who are building muscle. For that article, – See more at:
One thing I would like to point out is it would not be wise to spike insulin early in the morning because cortisol levels are typically high upon wakening.
High cortisol while spiking insulin leads to fat gain!
However, cortisol begins to decline towards the late afternoon/evening. So there are BIG benefits to eating carbohydrates to spike insulin towards the late afternoonafter a workout.
Here is what a day would look like if you are trying to lose weight” (above 12% body fat) and how to use carb timing to your advantage.
- Protein/Fat (Mornings)
- Protein/Fat (2nd Meal)
- Protein/Fat (Pre Training)
- Protein/Simple Carb (An hour after workout, post training between 30-50 grams)
- Protein/Fat (Before Bed)