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WEST PALM BEACH, FL, August 09, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Most people would like to have a bathing-suit-ready body all year long. During the summertime when beach weather shines, it can be even more important. America's #1 fitness physician, Dr. Al Sears, MD, published an article, "Summer Secret To Fat Loss" to help people understand what is important to pay attention to when trying to lose weight. Dr. Sears explains glycemic index and glycemic load values and shows how they can be a guide to losing weight without crazy diets or endless cardio workouts.
"You can cut calories and still gain weight. You can work out until you pass out and still have that spare tire. We don't get fat because we eat too much. Hormones make you fat," Dr. Sears said. "The hormone insulin is the number one fat builder. It tells your body to pack on the pounds. When you eat foods high on the Glycemic Index, you produce a storm of insulin. As a general rule, carbs are the foods highest on the GI."
The article explains how different foods affect blood sugar levels in various ways. Dr. Sears's points out that the Glycemic Index (GI) is an indicator of how much the carbohydrates in foods will raise blood sugar. Foods with a high GI raises blood sugar more than foods with a low GI. The Glycemic Index chart is available on Dr. Sears' website here.
He also discusses the issue of insulin resistance. Blood sugar requires insulin to process it. Eventually the pancreas, the organ that makes insulin, gets tired and stops responding. This creates a condition called insulin resistance. Blood sugar that cannot be processed gets stored as fat and that can cause unwanted weight-gain.
"In my practice, I take the Glycemic Index one step further. The idea is to eat foods that do not spike your blood sugar and to also let your blood sugar come back down after eating because you don't want your insulin to stay elevated for too long," Dr. Sears explained. "This means eating foods with a low Glycemic Load (GL). The GL identifies how fattening a food is."
Calculating the glycemic load requires some simple math. Multiply a food's Glycemic Index rating by the total amount of carbohydrate in each serving you eat. To make it easier, Dr. Sears put these calculations on his Glycemic load chart.
"I consider foods with a Glycemic Load under 10 as the best choice. Foods that fall between 10 and 20 are not bad, but you should eat them with caution. Foods above 20 should be eaten sparingly. It's a good idea to replace these foods with protein," Dr. Sears said. "Low GI diets have been associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, depression, and several cancers. Another benefit of eating foods with a low GL is that you will naturally lose fat and get a leaner, slimmer body. This way you can be bathing-suit-ready all year round."
For more information about Dr. Al Sears, MD or to read the whole article, please visit "Summer Secret to Fat Loss".
About Al Sears, MD:
Dr. Al Sears, MD, currently owns and operates the Dr. Sears' Center for Health and Wellness in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. It's a successful integrative medicine and anti-aging clinic with over 25,000 patients.
His cutting-edge therapies and reputation for solving some of the most difficult-to-diagnose cases attract patients from around the world. Dr. Sears was one of the first physicians to be board-certified in anti-aging medicine.
As a pioneer in this new field of medicine, he is an avid researcher, published author, and enthusiastic lecturer. He is the first doctor licensed in the U.S. to administer TA-65, the most important breakthrough in anti-aging medicine today. Dr. Sears currently writes and publishes several monthly newsletters, including the monthly e-Newsletter, Confidential Cures, and daily email broadcasts, Doctor's House Call and Ageless Beauty Secrets.
He also contributes to a host of other publications in the field. He has appeared on over 50 national radio programs, ABC News, CNN, and ESPN.
For more information about Dr. Al Sears, M.D. please go to: http://www.AlSearsMD.com
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