Starchy Carbs Make You Slim : Blood Glucose Control


OK, so the title is somewhat of a sweeping statement regarding starchy carbs making you slim… granted, they won’t do this on their own. However the importance of starchy carb consumption and fat loss is grossly overlooked, this is because of their effects on hormones. The more the hormone insulin is spiked, the more likely it is that fat will be stored. Slowly digested starch raises blood glucose concentration less after a meal compared to products that have low amounts of slow digesting starch. So when you’re trying to lose fat, don’t shy away from carbs, instead deliberately and strategically had slow digesting starches such as oats, basmati and brown rice, brown pastas and sweet potato at regular intervals over the day.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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