Understanding the Carb Loading Phenomenon has proven to be an essential element for women who have been successful with weight loss. When the Carb Loading Phenomenon is properly utilized it results in fast, safe, and effective weight loss.
The phenomenon occurs when positive carbohydrates are consumed, while negative carbohydrates are avoided. When a diet consists of only positive carbohydrates a phenomenon occurs that signals her body to very efficiently burn the stored triglycerides in her adipose tissue (fat). This results in weight loss.
Negative carbohydrates are absorbed rapidly into the blood, and have a substantial affect on the release of the hormone insulin from the pancreas. These hyper-insulin (high insulin) levels, as well as sharp insulin spikes, are associated with weight gain, heart disease, and diabetes.
Negative carbs include white rice, potatoes, white bread, high fructose corn syrup, natural sweeteners, table sugar, and all sugary drinks. Table sugar and white bread/potatoes have the same negative consequence on the carb loading phenomenon. If you can understand why sitting down and eating tablespoon after tablespoon of sugar from the sugar bowl is bad, then you can understand why sitting down and eating white bread and potatoes is bad. The effect is the same.
Fruit juices, such as orange juice and apple juice, should also be avoided. Fruit juices have the same negative effect on the carb loading phenomenon as soft drinks. In the preparation of juices, such as orange juice, fiber is the part of the fruit that is eliminated. All you have left is sugar water with some vitamins. The sugar in orange juice is the same sugar in table sugar, and it has the same negative effect.
On the other hand, positive carbohydrates do not have this negative effect on the release of insulin, and therefore do not increase your risk of any of these problems. Positive carbohydrates generally contain the non-digestible carbohydrate, fiber.
These fiber containing positive carbohydrates decrease a womans risk for colon cancer and heart disease. They also increase satiety, the feeling of fullness, which results in less caloric intake.
Most popular diets tend to focus on either carbohydrates or lipids (fats). We now know that focusing on just one of these is not a complete plan for health and weight loss.
The most effective weight loss plans include a precise balance of positive carbohydrates, positive lipids, and lean proteins. They also restrict the consumption of negative carbohydrates, and negative lipids. Once again, being educated on any particular topic always leads to the best results, and weight loss is no different.