Are you noticing some spike on your cravings lately yet still lethargic though-out the day? You might want to check on your sleep pattern to correct things out.
Or have you been indulging too much keto desserts made with almond flour and fat on carby food that you are now beginning to question where the weight gain is coming from during the quarantine?
In this episode, we will be answering questions that are somehow associated with what is currently happening around the globe due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Key takeaways from this episode:
- Dealing with sleep-deprivation & cravings | Sleep to lose weight
- All about almond flour
- Will eating more fat with a carby food result in a lower glycemic impact?
- Why can't I lose this weight gain from quarantine? | COVID STRESS
Dealing with sleep-deprivation & cravings [01:40]
We can talk about a hundred different strategies for dealing with the results of sleep deprivation but the bigger question is: How do you conquer the sleep problem?
When this is resolved first, you no longer have to deal with the results of sleep deprivation- which by the way increases your body’s cortisol level that triggers more hunger, among others.
Increasing your movement or even by simply writing a daily journal before hitting the bed can have a positive impact on your sleep quality.
Tackle the real problem. Focus on how you can get better quality sleep.
All about almond flour [11:06]
Almond flour can be healthy in the right amounts. The problem is, it’s being heavily used on most keto products because of its availability and it’s easy to bake with.
It’s extremely calorie-dense and easy to over-indulge in. Overuse of almond flour causes plateaus, constipation and even weight regain.
To avoid these issues, use almond flour as a treat and not a staple in a keto diet.
Listen now on how you can make coconut flour as a great substitute too!
Will eating more fat with a carby food result in a lower glycemic impact?
Some people are doing keto for weight loss and others are doing it in pursuit to reverse health issues such as insulin sensitivity, high blood sugars issues and metabolic diseases.
Lowering the glycemic load can help reversing these issues.And, Yes, eating fat and protein along with a carb is a way to lower the glycemic impact of a food.
Compared to a low fat meal with the same amount of protein + carb… the high fat meal will have a lower glycemic impact.
COVID-19 Stress [20:30]
It’s very understandable that while we are at a completely unprecedented time due to COVID-19 pandemic, losing weight right now is three times harder than it was before the situation.
What do you do? While it takes a lot of work, here are four questions to ask to yourself so you’ll be guided on what to do next:
-How are you sleeping?
-How much movement are you getting each day?
-How much time are you spending reading the news?
-What is one thing you can do this week to help support your body’s detoxification process?
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