I’m reading Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels and I Love it! If you want to really understand weight loss, it’s a must read, along with the Hormone Diet by Natasha Turner. But here’s what I loved tonight. Guess what her Power Nutrient Food Group NUMBER ONE is?
…As in Body Wise Bootcamp Beans……
“Beans and other legumes (BEST CHOICE: red beans) do have carbs, but the best kinds. For example, beans are one of the richest sources of soluble fiber, which is key to good blood sugar control. They also have resistant starch RS1 which “resists” being digested in teh small intestine until it can pass into the large intestine. There, the resistant startch fements, rebuilds the intestinal lining, and creates short-chain fatty acids which fight systemic inflammation, cancer, and “bad” bugs in the gut like E. coli and candida. Resitant startch also helps lower insulin levels, probably because it takes so long to digest that it slows down the release of blood sugar. One study found that by adding 5% resistnat startch to your meal, you increase your postmeal fat burn – and 80% of that fat comes from your belly and hips, 20% from the fat in your meal. Gotta love that! Plus, when you eat the resistant starch in beans you feel fuller, store less fat, lower your cholesterol and triglycerides, and improve your whole body’s insulin sensitivity. ” (Master Your Metabolism, p120)I’ve read in other places that beans also encourage the production of leptin which is a key player in the process that tells your body you are full (so it stops being hungry and starts burning energy!)
Just one more reason to feel REALLY good about the great Body Wise coaching you are giving your clients!