Maybe you plan a meal with discipline and exercise a lot… and yet your weight still is not being shed off the way you would like. One metabolism researcher is stressing an important point to make a priority if really want to lose weight as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, for some folks, this crucial nutrition tip might be easily ignored.
Ben Bikman, PhD, is the leader of a physiology lab at Brigham University and is the writer of Why We Get Sick: The Epidemic Behind Most Diseases. Bikman’s research centers around mostly insulin resistance and other systemic diseases that are usually linked to weight gain and eventually to obesity.
Bikman recently gave an article to the website of a local Salt Lake City TV station, KSL.com. There, he spoke about what he thinks are important keys to optimizing your health, your metabolism, and your weight.
Among his top tips, Bikman said that getting better sleep is crucial to managing your weight since sleep helps your body regulate your hormones. He also said routine exercise is also needed in any form that inspires you to get moving… but without better sleep, exercise is probably not going to give you maximum benefit.
When it comes to diet, Bikman says that the one part of eating that is “absolutely crucial” to successfully managing your weight is keeping your blood glucose low.
Science has revealed one reason for this is due to blood glucose—commonly called “blood sugar”—is too high, your body will find something to do with this extra sugar. At this stage, all the excess sugar in your blood gets changed into fat.
Bikman suggests centering your diet on proteins and healthy fats, while restricting your sugar consumption, can help your blood glucose stay stable while helping you be satiated and feeling energized throughout your day.
A recent research paper published in the American College of Cardiology Journal suggests that from childhood, it is important to keep healthy and active to avoid metabolic dysfunctions and endocrinological diseases, like diabetes, later in life.
As you are probably aware, keeping a healthy weight is not only about looking good.
Author: Scott Dowdy