Starred and Flagged! Good thread and Hello from a fellow Trainer.
I can't say I disagree with much of anything you posted, but there are a few things.
My observations have led me to believe that people actually choose diet sodas the majority of time. I personally don't think that's a good idea.
Just drink water.
If you combine saturated fats and sugars in the same meal you are more likely to store these calories as fat. Also if you combine sugar OR fat with
alcohol the calories are more likely to be stored as fat.
Very good points. I think a good rule of thumb is if you're eating a meal high in carbs, limit your saturated fat intake, and vice versa. Two
reasons, Fats are calorie dense(9 cal/g) so you don't want to combine high blood sugar from carbs with lots of calories. You'll end up storing body
fat. As for alcohol, your body will put all other processes on the back burner, including fat and carb burning, in order to get the alcohol out of
the system. So it's a good idea not to drink aclohol with carbs unless your body needs carbs. (say, after a workout)
What's the need for all that bread?
What is the need indeed. I think "all that bread" is the problem with subway. They focus on less fat, while putting a few slices of turkey between
two huge chunks of high glycemic bread. Add the chips, as cpdaman pointed out, and you've got yourself a recipe for a glucose spike fest. Good
Originally posted by marie4954
Is the sugar in the juice just as bad for me as the sugar from the soda ... is it all the same or different. Should i go back to soda and just take a
Thats a loaded question. Well, the first one is anyway. I say no to the second. I, personally, don't like the idea of drinking fruit juice. Too
much at one time, but I definitely say no to HFCS in sodas.
The whole idea here is to not
spike insulin levels. Insulin is what stores sugar as body fat. What raises insulin levels? High blood sugar.
When there is too much sugar in the blood, insulin is released to either store it as fat or store it as liver glycogen.
There are two main types of basic sugars your body deals with mostly. Glucose and Fructose. Glucose will raise blood sugar because it is absorbed
directly into the bloodstream. Fructose, on the other hand, will not as it is digested in the liver.
High Fructose Corn Syrup(HFCS) is corn syrup(pure glucose) that is saturated with Fructose. Lots of glucose and fructose. Thats it.
Fruits contain fiber, fructose and glucose, amounts depend on the fruit. However, if the fruit contains fiber and more fructose(apples), it will slow
the absorbtion of glucose into the blood. This is good. The drawback, drinking fruit juice will always produce much higher blood glucose levels than
eating whole fruit. Just eat the fruit whole!
That might be confusing but what it comes down to is this: Potatoes, bread, grains, sucrose(table sugar), HFCS=Glucose=Increase Blood Sugar=Insulin
Again, good thread.
Hope that helps!