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Eat the Right Kinds of Foods – Frequently in Small Portions

Do you know what Sumo wrestlers do to gain weight? They typically eat only twice a day, but they eat very large portions of high-glycemic foods (like potatoes) and then go to sleep right after eating.

Many people have unknowingly been on a diet similar to the Sumo wrestler diet— skipping meals and eating a large meal of high-glycemic foods too late at night. No wonder they have such a hard time losing weight!

What’s the alternative? A successful weight loss program consists of 3 small meals and 2 to 3 snacks every day. Why? Because this is the best way to burn fat, avoid  overeating, maintain balanced blood sugar and insulin levels, and stay energized. Eating and/or not eating affects hormone levels, and when you skip meals, your body releases a hormone that can cause you to lose muscle, not fat. Learn to make it a point not to skip meals and to have a light snack between meals.

High-glycemic foods can produce harmfully high blood sugar levels and a high insulin response. Low-glycemic foods support normal blood sugar levels and an optimal insulin response.

Top 10 High-Glycemic Foods

  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Juices with added sugar
  • White potatoes
  • Chips (corn & potato)
  • Sweetened cereal
  • Sweetened soda
  • Sweet snacks
  • White bread & bagels (processed flour)
  • White rice

Top 10 Low-Glycemic Foods

  • Apples
  • Berries & cherries
  • Barley
  • Grapefruit
  • Legumes (lentils, beans, peanuts)
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, soy nuts)
  • Oatmeal (unsweetened)
  • Green peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Plain yogurt (unsweetened)


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