We are all on the quest for the elusive goals of optimal health and energy. Balanced nutrition is the key to achieving these goals. Once you discover the perfect balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates for your body, you can achieve energy, fat loss, and health-—for life!
Low carb/high carb. High fat/ low fat? What works? One thing is certain: Diets don't work! The diet industry is a $40 billion a year industry, and look at the results! 65% of the United States is obese or overweight, with diabetes type 2, heart disease, and stroke at epedemic proportions.
There is no secret formula that works for everyone. The key is determining the perfect balance for YOU. EnergyFirst teaches you, in a simple step-by-step formula, how to do that.
Why is Balanced Nutrition so Important?
The food we eat—the quality and balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates—literally dictates our body's biochemistry. Our biochemistry determines metabolism, energy, immunity against disease, performance, and, ultimately, longevity.
A key component to achieving optimal health and fat burning is stable blood sugar. Your brain can only burn glucose (blood sugar). Your brain cannot store glucose. Therefore, your brain, which controls all your body's functions, is totally dependent upon the level of glucose in your blood at any given moment. That is how critical stable blood sugar is. Ultimately, the state of your consciousness and the state of your health is literally dictated by what you eat. The key is to keep your blood sugar stable all the time.
Stable Blood Sugar The Key to Ultimate Energy and Fat Burning!
The best source of glucose is carbohydrates. The key is how rapidly these carbohydrates enter your blood stream. If they rush in (either by eating processed carbohydrates or simply too many carbohydrates for your body), you will have excess glucose in your blood stream, causing your blood sugar to spike. In turn, your pancreas secretes insulin. Insulin is your body's most powerful storage hormone. Insulin totally blocks your body's ability to burn fat, converts all the excess blood sugar into triglycerides (blood fats), and stores these fats in your fat cells. Insulin causes your blood sugar to plummet, leaving you in a hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) state. This is a stressful state, which triggers the release of cortisol, a very destructive hormone that suppresses your immune system, encourages fat storage, accelerates brain aging, and breaks down your muscles and bones.
Because your brain is totally dependent upon glucose, your brain is now starving. Everything becomes secondary to food. The most appealing food to your glucose-starved brain is sugar and other processed carbohydrates. Excess insulin causes you to store fat, become mentally unfocused, and hungry. It is not lack of will power that causes cravings and binge eatingit is your blood sugar, thrown out of balance when you eat processed carbohydrates or too many carbohydrates for your body. What is the answer? The solution is to get EnergyFirst.
Start every meal with at least 4-6 oz lean, complete protein. Examples include Energyfirst whey protein isolate, chicken, turkey, fish, and non-fat dairy. Add a tablespoon of good fats/oils. Examples include: Energyfirst omega oil blend, Energyfirst Omega Mix, avocado, raw nuts, raw seeds, and extra virgin olive oil. And, lastly, add no more than 1 serving of good carbohydrates. Examples include: Energyfirst Greenergy, 2 cups vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and legumes.
Why does this work? The lean protein and good fat slow down the conversion of the carbohydrates into glucose in your blood stream, making them time-released, therefore keeping your blood sugar stable and controlling the release of insulin.
It's that simple!
Because your blood sugar is stable and your insulin levels are low, your body is geared to burn fat rather than store fat. Because your brain is fed consistently with the right amount of glucose, and the raw materials for manufacturing feel good neurotransmitters, you think more quickly and clearly. Your emotions become more stable because you are not in a low energy, hypoglycemic state. Your immune system is boosted. You no longer crave sugar and carbohydrates, eliminating compulsive overeating. And by becoming leaner, your resistance to disease will be stronger and the aging process will be slower.