Monday, September 5, 2011

Q. What motivated Thin and Thinner to try a low carbohydrate diet 10 years ago?

The Science Behind the Diet!

Our bodies burn calories in the following order: carbohydrates, fats, and then protein (muscle).
When carbohydrates are consumed, the body turns them into glucose which provides instant energy.
But, if you don’t burn off the carbs immediately, your body will release insulin. Once your insulin hormone turns on, it takes the sugar out of the blood, and stores it as fat. At that time, you will no longer feel energetic.

Insulin is needed to take sugar out of the blood because too much sugar in the blood is damaging. High blood sugar leads to circulation problems, blindness, and many other issues. One of the more recent discoveries is that cancer cells thrive off of it. Often times, too much insulin is released and it mops up all of the sugar in your blood, leaving you with ultra low blood sugar levels, causing you to crave more carbohydrates.

The key is, if you eat moderate to little carbohydrates, your body will never release too much insulin, you won’t feel deprived, and then you can move to burning fat for fuel.

If you have a constant supply of carbohydrates/sugar in your blood, your body will NEVER burn fat. As explained in the first point in today’s blog: “Our bodies burn calories in the following order: carbohydrates, fats, and then protein (muscle).”… Not until you run out of carbs to burn will you get to fat burning mode.

Let me simplify and over-explain:
1. Carbs are converted into sugar in the blood and then get stored as fat.
2. Carbs make you crave more carbs.
3. Carbs won’t let your body burn fat because the sugar molecules have to get burned off first.

If you want to learn more, don’t hesitate to buy our book, Thin and Thinner! We are not celebrities, nor do we have personal Chef’s. Planning what to eat isn’t any easier for us than it will be for you, as we both work full-time jobs, and have real world responsibilities. We are just the girls next door that want to help our neighbors lose weight and keep it off.

In the book, we share with our readers what we eat throughout the week, easy and delicious recipes, grocery lists, substitutes for numerous comfort food cravings, where to find the best authors and doctors for more motivation and encouragement, and so much more.

You can find us on,,, as well as via the link on the side of this web page. Our e-book reviews and feedback have been extremely positive. We are presently moving forward with producing soft cover books.

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