5 Ways to Turn Food Into Muscle, Not Fat
Here’s what you need to know…
- Insulin sensitivity is crucial. If your muscle mass is not sensitive to insulin, a lot of the food you eat won’t be delivered to muscle cells, but instead stored as fat.
- Eat protein and fats first. When you sit down to eat a meal, have protein, vegetables, and fat before you eat carbs.
- Take Cyanidin 3-Glucoside. C3G lowers blood glucose, prevents the storage of fat, and maximizes muscle nutrient uptake.
- Vinegar increases insulin sensitivity. Use it as a salad dressing or take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before big meals.
- Have psyllium twice a day. It lowers post-meal blood sugar levels.
- Exercise and take fish oil. Combined, these have a blood-sugar lowering effect, more so than either by itself.
Carb Restriction is Bad News
Insulin can make you fat or it can make you lean and muscular. It all depends on whether you’re insulin sensitive or insulin resistant. Without optimal insulin sensitivity, all that protein you eat never gets delivered to muscle. Instead, a lot of it goes to fat.
Unaware of that physiological fact, people tend to avoid insulin release by constantly eating low-carb diets. Avoidance not only doesn’t fix the problem, it leaves you impaired for muscle growth.
The only smart option is to optimize insulin sensitivity and start using carbs to build muscle. So, instead of worrying about carbs and insulin, make them work for you. Here are five nutritional strategies to use: