If you exceed the amount of carbs your current state of health and metabolic health can handle, over time you’re likely to develop insulin resistance and leptin resistance, your body will become inflamed, you’ll put on weight, you’ll feel tired and fatigued, and you’re blood sugar will seem like your insides are on a 24/7 roller coaster.
To make matters your carb set point varies from day to day and from lifestyle to lifestyle. In other words, not only do you have a unique carbohydrate requirement, but your carbohydrate requirement varies from day to day.
Your body is a dynamic, ever-changing system to find balance.
Your ability to handle stress, your mindset, sleep, exercise, toxic exposure, current state of metabolic health, and your overall diet, your ability to tolerate carbs might vary from day to day, or even from hour to hour.
Carbs And Insulin Resistance
So how exactly does your body develop insulin resistance from eating too many of the wrong carbs? Whether your carbs are from cookies, bagels, sweet potatoes, sugar, or fruit…
Insulin resistance occurs because your cells are already full of all the glucose they can handle, and yet, thanks to the constant flow of carbs, there is still quite a lot of glucose in your bloodstream that has no where to go.
All that excess insulin and glucose is driving your pancreas wild and severely damaging your metabolism, since your body is unable to produce energy needed to function optimally. The insulin cues your body to store fat, causes your body age faster, and causes inflammation, which leads to obesity and other undesirable symptoms.
Carbs and Leptin Resistance
Insulin isn’t the only hormone to go out of balance when you consume more carbs that your system can handle. Leptin, regulates your feelings of fullness, is also disrupted.
When your leptin levels are too high for too long, you develop leptin resistance. Like insulin resistance, leptin resistance represents a major disruption to your metabolism. This occurs because when your leptin is chronically too high, your leptin receptors shut down.
And the vicious cycle starts: the more leptin in your bloodstream, the less receptive your cells become. The less receptive your cells become, the more leptin your body produces.
This is why it is vitally important to balance your carbs with protein and fat, choose the right carbs, and learn your body’s unique carbohydrate requirements.
The first step to overcoming leptin resistance is to cut inflammatory foods, add pro-metabolism foods, start exercising, and heal your digestion.
Are You Eating More Carbs Than Your Metabolism Can Handle?
The following questions can help you determine if your carb tolerance is lower than you thought. Ask yourself this series of questions and decide for yourself if you’re eating too many carbs for your metabolism:
Do you gain weight easily when you diet includes a lot of “healthy” carbs: whole grains, legumes, and fruit?
Do you frequently crave sweets?
Do you tend to gain weight around your abdomen more than your hips and thighs?
Do you have dramatic energy ups and downs throughout the day?
Does your weight fluctuate?
Do you feel light-headed or irritable when you’re hungry?
Do you feel foggy-headed after meals?
Do you frequently crave starchy foods?
Do you turn to sweets, alcohol, or bread when you’re feeling anxious, tired, or depressed?
Do you have a difficult time controlling how much sugar or carbs you eat?
Do you feel tired shortly after consuming carbohydrates?
If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you might be eating more carbs than your metabolism can handle.
Three Quick Fixes To Fix “Too Many Carbs” Syndrome
1.) Clean your metabolic slate. Cut out all sugars, grains, and even starches for 1-3 weeks, including GMO corn, gluten-free flours, and even honey. Let your insulin sensitivity increase and allow your metabolism to “reset” back to fat-burning mode, instead of sugar-burning mode.
2.) Eat more protein, fats, and vegetables.
3.) Do metabolic exercise. Naturally your body and metabolism can handle more carbs when you are exercising, especially when you’re performing exercise that stimulate lean muscle growth. A sedentary lifestyle and a high-carb diet is the perfect recipe for being 30+ pounds overweight.
Becuase most women are struggling with how to eat carbohydrates, I decided to create a program that allows you eat carbs the right way for your metabolism.
The 8-week metabolism makeover uses carb-cycling and macro-balancing to reset your carb set point, helping your body do what it does best, find it’s unique carb requirement. Allowing you to do what you do best, be an awesome, happy, and healthy woman.
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