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Trusted Regina partner shares tip on avoiding troublesome carbs

Simple Carbs Wreak Havoc 

Avoiding troublesome carbs isn’t as simple as saying no to donuts and cake. A piece of white toast and jam at breakfast can be as bad as a glazed donut. If it’s made of white flour it may as well be sugar, given the way it acts in your body. Even orange juice is mostly sugar. 

Start your day with any of these or similar carbs and you set your body up for sugar plunges throughout the day. Your energy and hunger will spike and dip that will keep food foremost in your mind as you go about your business. Your cravings will dictate what you eat for the rest of the day.

Why are simple carbohydrates such a concern? Your body quickly converts them into glucose, a sugar your body relies on for energy. The faster and higher a serving of food raises glucose levels in the blood, the higher it’s glycemic load. There’s nothing wrong with glucose-unless a huge amount hits your bloodstream at once.

Desperate Hunger

A sudden spike in glucose causes the body to turn out a flood of insulin to move all the sugary stuff out of the bloodstream and into cells. The insulin works, and works fast, sending blood glucose levels crashing. The spike-and-plunge cycle can suppress hormones that help control hunger, tricking your body into thinking that it needs more calories. That’s the reason you feel hungry again within a couple of hours of eating a high-carb meal.

The energy rush you get from a big bowl of sugary cereal or a sandwich on a white bun can feel like energy crash after your glucose levels have simply returned to normal. The sense that all your energy has been pulled out from under you often makes people grab a soda or an energy drink. That’s right most likely your brain will steer you towards more sweet, simple carbohydrate. Then the whole process begins again.

A Bulging Belly 

The body is like it’s a 24 hour supply of glucose on hand in the bloodstream to meet immediate demands for energy. But a morning bagel supplies far more quick energy then you’ll need to get from your car,  to work and sit at your desk until lunchtime.  The rest of the glucose is set off for long-term storage as fat and a lot of it ends up in your abdomen as a heart threatening visceral fat.

Inflamed Arteries

Remember that healthy arteries are your body’s best offence against heart disease and heart attacks. A steady diet of bad carbs put those arteries at risk, in part because it raises insulin levels. An Unfortunate characteristic of insulin is that, like sugar, it is mildly corrosive to artery walls.  In the amounts that most people need to process a normal amount of glucose, the corrosiveness isn’t much of a problem. But repeated spikes in insulin levels cause a lot of wear and tear on arteries that can lead to inflammation and narrowed blood vessels.  

When you consume too many bad carbs for days and weeks and months and years the problem gets bigger. That’s because in some people, insulin stops doing its job as well as it once did, and the pain Christmas generate more and more of the hormone to handle even small amounts of blood sugar. This is known as insulin resistance and early stage of type 2 diabetes.  More insulin equals even more artery damage.  

Bad Marks on your Cholesterol Tests

One hallmark of a high carb diet is that it elevates triglycerides, blood fats that have been linked to high your risks of heart problems and diabetes. High triglycerides are also one of the five indications of metabolic syndrome, along with insulin resistance, belly fat, high blood pressure and low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.  

When you begin eliminating the bad carbs and start eating the right ones, almost overnight,  the dangerous dynamics in your arteries shift. 
Hope that you found this helpful.  

Trusted Regina partner shares important information on obesity

Ideal Journey Weightloss Regina is a clinic specializing in the Pro Energy Diet focused on healthy nutrition, high protein, diet re-education, supplements, and exercise.We will start this "Ideal Journey" we will end this journey together...They strive to help you change unhealthy eating habits, identify triggers for over-eating, educate you regarding the best way to eat right and support your new lifestyle changes. They ensure that YOUR journey to weight loss is a happy and healthy one by celebrating every step of the way. 

Ideal Journey are your Trusted Regina Weight loss professionals



There are many reasons that we are overweight and obesity resulting in health issues.  

  • Lifestyle behaviors (such as eating habits and exercise) can radically affect a person’s weight. Overweight is caused from an imbalance—eating too many calories and not getting enough exercise. 
  • More calories IN than OUT over time = weight gain
  • More calories OUT than IN over time = weight loss
  • One pound of fat is equal to about 3,500 calories.
  • Stress can cause eating behavior and can cause overeating, and craving for foods usually high in sugar and fat. Stress eating can be a reason for weight problems.


The environment in which an individual lives and works is a major factor in the development of obesity. For example: 
  • A person may choose not to walk to the store.
  • Fast food restaurants are easy and on your way home from work.
  • Someone may not know how to create healthy meals.
  • Someone may snack on high in sugar and fat food rather than make healthy choices.


  • Cultural background can influence weight and food choices. Foods specific to their cultures and regions of the country may be higher in fat and salt than foods from other areas.
  • The affordability, availability of foods and ingredients, causes immigrant families to retain or discard certain traditional foods.  They will start to eat like the rest of the American culture.  This change can lead to obesity.

  • Family gatherings offer large amounts of food and alcohol, and the opportunity to socialize as well as overindulge in less-than-healthy options.
  • All fast food restaurants in America have “super-size” food.
  • Lower income families are more likely to be overweight and it is usually because “junk food” is less expensive then healthy foods.


  • Technology has led to more time spent in front of T.V and/or computers rather than physical activity.
  • Commercials exposure us to food advertising.
  • Genetics can play a role in obesity. However, genes do not always predict future health. Genes and behavior are both necessary for a person to be overweight. While genes can make one susceptible to becoming overweight, outside factors (such as lots of food supply or little physical activity) play a much larger role in the development of obesity than genes. 

Other Factors:
  • Some illnesses lead to obesity and weight gain like polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Drugs, such as steroids, some antidepressants, and medications used to treat psychiatric illnesses or seizure disorders, also may cause weight gain.
  • Poor sleep quality may lead to weight gain over time. Sleep apnea may lead to daytime sleepiness and make it much harder for an individual to begin or sustain an exercise program.


Ideas to help you succeed this summer on your journey to weightloss

Ideal Journey Weightloss Regina is clinic specializing in the Pro Energy Diet focused on healthy nutrition, high protein, diet re-education, supplements, and exercise.

We will start this "Ideal Journey" we will end this journey together...

They strive to help you change unhealthy eating habits, identify triggers for over-eating, educate you regarding the best way to eat right and support your new lifestyle changes. They ensure that YOUR journey to weightloss is a happy and healthy one by celebrating every step of the way.

Ideal Journey are your Trusted Regina Weightloss professionals

Here are some ideas o help you succeed this summer:

Turn off the electronics 

If you focus on what you are in eating you will have better success. 

Studies have shown that people who eat watching TV or playing video games have no idea if they were satisfied with the food they just ate.

Drink Smart

After a long hot day, it’s really is easy to down a few frozen margaritas.  As we all know that is a lot of calories.  If you really want a drink try a vodka and soda.  

When a drink doesn’t take like a Slurpee you are more likely to drink it slower so you are taking in fewer calories.

Have A Good Sleep

Studies have shown that if you sleep less you lose less fat and generally feel more hungry.

Eat Spicy Foods

Studies have also shown that eating spicy foods help speed up your metabolism.  Things like chili peppers.  They also say that spicy foods can help trigger the feeling of full in comparison to bland foods.

Plan Your Meals Ahead Of Time

If you plan your meals you are more likely to stick to your diet to help you reach your goals.

Flaunt What You Got

When it is getting warmer out show more skin.  When you wear loose fitting clothes you are more likely to eat more

Stay Motivated

It is so easy to forget to eat healthy, working out and the reason why you started on this journey.  You need to always remind yourself why you are doing this.

Drink Coffee

Studies show that caffeine speeds up metabolism.  Just remember that is coffee without sugary syrups.

Hope that you found this helpful. If you have any questions or want to hear about our Regina weight loss program contact Ideal Journey Regina .


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