The key to losing weight and having more energy is eating the right foods in the right balance. The easiest way to create this balance is to use my Favorable Food List of low Glycemic Index foods that I shared with you last week. Eating for Vitality Lisa Stimmer Favorable Food Pairings key to losing weight have more energyThe Favorable Food List includes a wide variety of proteins, healthy fats and carbs which you can combine to lose weight and have more energy.

If you haven’t already, download the Favorable Food List and get started on your path to quick and easy weight loss!

Take a few minutes to look at the Favorable Food List and notice how different types of carbohydrate foods on the list have a +P or +F. This means the food should be paired with a protein (the +P) or fat (the +F).

Sounds easy enough right? It is!

The best way to reduce the amount of stored fat in the body is to slow down the entry rate of glucose/sugar into the bloodstream. The most efficient way to do this is by pairing your foods – eat a high fiber, low glycemic index carbohydrate, and combine it with dietary fat and lean protein.

The brain is a glucose (sugar) hog requiring a sustained and constant supply for fuel. If you are eating high glycemic index, high carbohydrate meals, you will get surges of brain energy (due to the high levels of glucose) and then once the insulin lowers the blood glucose, the “glucose starved” brain sends out a signal of low blood sugar (which is called hypoglycemia). This causes a loss of concentration, mood swings, fatigue, low energy, out of control hunger and carbohydrate cravings. This starts the vicious cycle of highs and lows.

The Favorable Food List shows the best choices and the basics of balancing foods, which is the key to losing weight and having more energy.

Print out a copy of the Favorable Food List and put it up on your refrigerator door or somewhere you’ll see it when making food choices. Make another copy to bring to the grocery store to use as a shopping guide.

I guarantee if you stick with this and you balance the meals you are eating, you WILL lose weight and have more energy!

Get started today! You’ve learned about the Glycemic Index and why it is important to keep your blood sugar levels at a healthy level. You’ve also been given the Favorable Food List which shows the best lower glycemic choices and the basics of balancing foods.

In the next and last part of this 4-part blog series, I’ll give you the Visually Balanced Meal Guide. It shows you exactly how to combine the best combination of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in visually balanced proportions to sustain favorable blood sugar levels to give you more energy, mental clarity and body fat loss!