All Calories Are Not Created Equal
We've often been told, at the end of the day, losing weight is just a matter of calories in, and calories out. Doesn’t matter how much you eat, as long as you burn off more than you take in. But it’s not so simple. 100 calories of broccoli is not equal to 100 calories of ice cream. Just take a look at the Huffington Post's April 3rd blog "Dunkin Donuts Unleashes a Monster: Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich," which refers to a new food item they are trying, consisting of a glazed donut, pepper-fried egg and bacon. This food is definitely not created equal. The donut alone has 260 calories and 14 grams of fat.
And, once again it comes back to fiber. Fiber is your blood sugar’s best friend, because it helps slow down digestion so that your blood sugar and energy levels stay nice and steady. And, it also helps with satiety – so the more fiber you eat, the fuller you feel, which helps you avoid those unhealthy cravings and helps you make better decisions when it comes to food.
It all boils down to balancing your blood sugar. You always hear blood sugar being discussed for people with diabetes, but it’s also a major factor when it comes to weight loss for women. If we don’t balance our blood sugar, our bodies are on a roller coaster. It’s a little bit like having an unsteady stock market inside your body: When you’re on that roller coaster, your blood glucose levels rise and fall dramatically before and after meals – and the more frequently you allow your body to go on that roller coaster, the more you’ve set yourself up for sluggish energy, weight gain, and even the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But, balancing that blood sugar helps counteract so you can stay energized, avoid unhealthy cravings, lose weight and keep it off. And, what are the best ways to do that? Once again, it's the big F, your blood sugar's best friend: Fiber