Carbs have been identified as one of the causes of weight gain for people who are having difficulty losing weight. Carbs are not easily burned by the body, and are stored as fat. Carbohydrates are found in almost any kind of food, even vegetables, not just bread and pasta. Research has proven that dietary fat is not necessarily converted into body fat. Carbohydrates, however, are readily converted into fat by the action of insulin.
When you eat a high-carbohydrate meal, the increased blood sugar stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is the hormone that allows cells to use blood sugar. A side effect of insulin, however, is that it also causes fat to be deposited and stimulates your brain to produce hunger signals. So what do you do? You eat more carbohydrates, and the cycle repeats. Restricting the intake of carbohydrates limits this vicious cycle by decreasing insulin levels and increasing the levels of glucagon. Glucagon is a hormone that causes body fat to be burned.
Low carbohydrate diets are currently popular among bodybuilders and people who want to lose weight fast. A condition called “ketosis” is at the center of the philosophy of a low carbohydrate diet. Ketosis, a state in which fat is primarily used to fuel the body, occurs when a person dramatically reduces carbohydrate consumption. Consuming large amounts of carbohydrates raises blood glucose levels, which are balanced by insulin. Insulin, however, also acts as a storage hormone and conditions the body to store future carbohydrates as fat in adipose cells in case of starvation. Further, insulin also incites the cells not to release stored fat.
White kidney bean has been shown to be of great value in reducing the rate at which starch is converted into sugar in the digestive process, thereby reducing caloric intake. During the digestive process, the body converts carbohydrates in starchy foods such as potatoes and pasta into sugar. The body produces sugar by breaking down the carbohydrate molecule with alpha amylase, an enzyme produced in the pancreas. These sugar calories are either burned off through exercise or stored as fat cells for future use.
Paired with a sensible diet and regular exercise, Carb Bloc® allows you to safely trim fat without extreme dieting.