It is snacking camouflaged as “Healthy snacking”. All these extra meals and drinks even if they are small and healthy create a spike in insulin – this adds up.
Insulin is the fat MAKING hormone, AND IT PREVENTS FAT BURNING. The grocery store is filled with all sorts of new snacks protein bars, jerky, drinks, granola bars, with added buzz words like “gluten free” or “organic” or “natural”, but it is still food. Even fruit between meals can block weight loss. Dr. Berg cut fruit out between meals and went from 211 pounds to 185 pounds in 6 weeks.
In a 2011 report from the US Department of Agriculture there has been noted a more than double spike in snacking since 1970. It is the frequency of snacking that is the one of the biggest root causes of obesity because our bodies were not designed to eat so frequently.
Ninety-four percent of the U.S. population snacks at least once a day. An average U.S. consumer eats between 4 to 5 snacks per day and 3 to 4 beverage snacks per day.
Do not Bother Counting Calories
When people start a diet they count calories, they eat less, which automatically increases hunger, cravings and the need for more snacks causing the spike of insulin.
The Global Industry Analysis Incorporated reports that the so-called “healthy snacks” trend is exploding. Global snacks from the entire world are expected to exceed 630 billion dollars 2020. This is driven by something called functional snacks like the protein bars, protein snacks, “Organic”, low-carb, low-calorie, GMO-free, gluten-free, and no trans fats snacks.
In the 70s there were no Starbucks where people were drinking in these sugar beverages 24/7. In the grocery stores there were no aisles of so-called healthy protein bars. There were very few performance drinks like the sugar exercise Vitamin Water type drinks.
They did have granola, mixed nuts, jerky, dry food, trail mix, which by the way always has sugar type chocolates in them. Now there is tons of new foods that you could snack on camouflaged being “healthy”.
It doesn’t matter if it’s healthy or not it still spikes insulin.
It is an insidious trap!
Why, because when you have low blood sugars, when you feel stress, or when you are tired, you are hungry, you are craving, and then you eat it makes you feel better. The snack lowers stress, it gives you some energy, it brings your mood up but without understanding what is happening in the background.
These “healthy snacks” makes things worse. It is creating a massive amount of insulin, which is causing a need to eat. Each time you eat it drops your blood sugars and you want to eat. So insidious trap starts up again.
Are You Ready To Stop Snacking?
The solution is intermittent fasting. That means eating only 2 meals a day with no snacks. Insulin spikes will be reduced to just after your meal and not through the day.
To learn more check out this video, Keto and Intermittent Fasting: the Big Overview for Beginners
This blog has been condensed from Dr. Berg video: The Biggest Weight Loss Trap HEALTHY SNACKS. Please copy and paste this link to watch the video. https://www.drberg.com/blog/the-biggest-weight-loss-trap-healthy-snacks?utm_campaign=10%2F16%20-%20Biggest%20Weight%20Loss%20Trap%20%28WE%29%20%28SnCaM4%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=klaviyo&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJscG9sc3RyYUBzeW1wYXRpY28uY2EiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJQekh3SGEifQ%3D%3D
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Keto & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals.He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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