The Truth About Sugar and Insulin :-

Around 85% of people are sensitive to “sugars” both Complex and simple. So if you eat 20 grams of carbs/sugar your body will react like you have eaten 50 or 60 grams of sugar. This will they increase you blood sugar levels dramatically. Complex sugar takes a little longer absorb, about 10 to 15 minutes but result is the same, high blood sugar levels.

So you eat a low G.I. food which is 25 on the G.I. scale, because you are sensitive to sugar it could go as high as 60 or 70 even over 100 on the G.I. scale. Now it’s a high G.I. food and your insulin release goes crazy. Everybody is different.  So the G.I. scale is not a good guide. If you are sensitive to sugar and most people are, it will be misleading.

All the hype and crap you see on TV and read is very confusing. The advertisement is telling you it’s low in fat or 98% fat free. It might be fat free but the sugar levels are through the roof. Generally anything that is low in fat is generally high in sugar, except for “protein” E:G red and white meat and  eggs.

High sugar Foods like milk, cereals, corn, carrots, fruits juice, biscuits, energy drinks and the list goes on forever. So you have to know how to measure how much sugar is in the food you are eating. The simple way is to read the Per 100 gram column. This will give total carbs and underneath the simple sugar amount.

So it might read 70g total carbohydrate and underneath sugars = 25 grams. So if you have 50 gram of this product you are eating 35 grams of carbs, that’s just one food, so when you add in other foods it could end up with as much as a 100 grams of sugar on your plate.

E.g. skim milk is very high in lactose sugar around 16 grams or 4.5 teaspoons of sugar per 250mls or 1 cup, which is a lot of sugar.

Here is a sample breakfast for a man

50 grams of cereal = about 40 gram of carbs

+ milk one cup  grams of 16 sugar

Maybe some fruit or honey on top another 10-15 grams of sugar

TOTAL = 61 grams of sugar, that’s a lot of SUGAR, and just to scare you 1 teaspoon is 3.5g so this meal is just under 20 teaspoons of sugar and you wonder why your blood sugar levels are out of control and you’re putting on weight.

How about a sandwich? 2 slices of bread is about 45 grams of carbs/sugars and then add on carrot and whatever else and you have a meal very high in sugar and very little protein. P.s one slice of ham won’t cut it. So over all you have about 60 grams of carbs for a meal.

If you eat too much sugar “a once” your body will have to release lots of insulin very fast to control the high blood sugar levels.

If you continue over a period of time your muscle receptors sites that allow the muscles to receive and use the sugars/glucose become desensitized. The receptors won’t open the muscle to allow the sugar to be used. This is called insulin resistance or Type 2 Diabetes. You can’t lower your blood sugar level and that is not good.

The worst is when your pancreas can’t produce enough insulin to control your very high blood sugar levels. It’s starts to slow down and stops producing insulin. This will lead to Type 1, which means you have to inject insulin 3-4 times a day, or use a pump every day for the rest of your life.

Just to scare you, diabetes has the highest % of amputations than any other disease, even higher than smoking. There are over 150 life threatening diseases that are directly associated with diabetes.

If you don’t reduce your blood sugar levels and you do end up with diabetes, get it under control NOW. If you don’t, you could end up in terrible pain with kidney and liver failure, amputations and the list goes on. Stage 2 diabetes can be control.

What you need to know about insulin

Now insulin just doesn’t open your receptors so your muscles can burn off the carbs/ glycogen. Insulin is a storage hormone and it is very very powerful. In fact lack of insulin can kill you.

Our muscles can only process and use so much energy, sugar, glucose in a small time frame. So when you eat TOO much sugar in a meal your blood sugar levels rise too quickly. Your body then has to release lots of insulin to combat this high amount of sugar. Insulin will store every ounce of excess sugar, protein, fats even water will be stored it in the fat cell.

Then you eat more sugar 3-4 hours later and the cycle continues and that’s how you end with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This means your lifestyle and your life is on the line and you don’t want that.

To make it simple I’ll explain it this way. The human body works the same as a car. The car uses oil, petrol, air and water to run the motor. If the ratios or amounts of these four fuels are not exactly right the car will run rough and eventually stop. The car could even blow up due to lack of or too much of the 4 ingredients.

You wouldn’t start the car by pouring 4 litres of petrol into the fuel injection system.  It’s the same for sugar, why put so much sugar in your body at once.  Now the body uses/runs on protein, carbs/ sugar, fats, air and water. Now if the ratio or amounts are too much your body won’t work the right way. The body has to override and compensates by working harder to keep control.

I:E releasing more insulin to combat your high sugar intake.

The body won’t be able to do certain functions which can lead to being fat, tired, having bad skin, bad joints, ill health or even death.  Basically this is what diabetes does.

So start eating more protein foods with your carbs. Try having a shake with your fruit or cereal. Just to get a plug in you need my RED protein powder and FMLC “Liver function product” to keep the body working properly. It’s so important, they are a must to help maintain your food intake and sugar balance.

If you want to control your sugar levels and lose some body fat buy one of my weight loss kits. All the nutrition is done for you and then you can use it as guide for the rest of your life.

I hope this has help you to understand about sugar and insulin.

P.s. Please don’t cut the carbs out of your food intake totally, the body needs carbs just not so much as we eat now.

P.ss Start checking the Nutritional label on the back for the amount of sugar per 100 grams