Tim Noakes On Carbohydrates
Professor Tim Noakes, the highly acclaimed sports scientist & author of The Lore of Running, is also the guy who, after totally changing the eating habits he had been following for years, has discovered renewed feelings of youthfulness as well as realizing significant weight loss.
In fact he has done a complete about-turn on his nutritional philosophies concerning the need for carbohydrates for both sportsmen & the average person.
And instead of advocating carbs as a nutritional necessity he now suggests that eating a high carbohydrate diet causes an addiction that can pose severe health risks in the form of the fatal condition of adult-onset diabetes (Type 2 Diabetes) that claimed the lives of both his father & uncle.
Apart from carbohydrate resistant people being at risk of being exposed to the adult-onset diabetes condition, the difficulty in digesting carbohydrates can also cause you to feel bloated, lethargic & always feeling hungry.
You would be well advised to learn exactly what foods you should avoid eating in order to stop the cravings & be able to burn fat & lose weight more efficiently without having to eat any less.
The benefits therefore, of going this low carb eating plan for carbohydrate resistant (CR) people are huge not least of all the major side effect of significant weight loss.
5 Benefits of Cutting Carbohydrates Out Of Your Diet
Once Tim Noakes had realized that he was carbohydrate intolerant or CR, and he had embarked on his new carb free eating plan, he realized the following benefits from going on this new diet & eating plan;
- You can avoid dying from adult-onset diabetes – the disease that killed both his father & brother
- You will experience renewed vitality & feelings of youth
- You will have increased levels of fitness
- You will definitely realize a significant amount of weight loss
- You will experience less bloating and sluggishness
It should be noted however, that during periods of prolonged exercise (normally more than an hour) carbohydrate should be ingested to replace glycogen & energy levels.
Furthermore in this case energy drinks & specially formulated energy replacement products should be used to perform this function but should not be used during times of non-exercise as these sugars will not be processed properly by replenishing your energy & glycogen levels in your liver & muscles, but will likely end up being deposited in your fat cells.
Who Should Go On This Eating Plan
It is important to note that people who are CR do not have the ability to metabolize efficiently with the result that ingested carbohydrate, glucose cannot be effectively cleared from the bloodstream .
This causes the pancreas to over secrete insulin, which should direct the glucose from the bloodstream into the liver and muscles, but in CR people most of the carbohydrate ingested is directed into the fat cells where it contributes to progressive weight gain, continual hunger, lethargy & over time, pancreatic failure as well as the onset of the irreversible & fatal condition, adult onset diabetes.
Furthermore it is clear that many people are unhappy with their weight, fitness & eating habits and it is likely that all of these people are carbohydrate resistant and could benefit hugely by changing their dietary habits for life.
Conclusion On Changing Your Eating Plan For Increased Health, Vitality & Weight Loss
Making life changing modifications to your usual eating habits can undoubtedly have a significant effect on your health, but you will also realize significant weight loss as experienced by prof Tim Noakes who says that he is leaner than he has been for years & is able to run faster & further than he has been able to since his youth.
Once you know what foods you should be eating & you make the right dietary choices, it will become so much easier to condition your brain to stop urging you to eat more & allow you to make non-addictive food choices resulting in better health & a slimmer body.
From a personal point of view, as an IronMan triathlete who does a significant amount of training every day, I have come to believe that eating the right foods plays such an important role in keeping slim.
Because I did so much exercise, I didn’t pay too much attention to my diet with the result that I always had a flabby belly which surprisingly never went away until I started examining my diet & making the correct food choices.
So my advice to you is that, while exercise will always be important for health & weight issues, getting your diet right is the key component to losing weight & getting slim and you should start by watching this to learn more about what foods you should avoid & what you should be eating here…
Lastly, Want To Lose Some Of That Belly Fat?
Whilst making bad food choices will definitely affect the way you look, to get a really flat, toned looking tummy you will need to cut out the simple carbs & sugars as well as factor in some specific core exercises which will have you in great shape in no time at all.
To get started with your new look, watch this (free) presentation that will show you exactly how 15 minutes can burn off your belly fat for up to 3 days here…