Blood Sugar Stabilization
You notice a change in the way your clothes fit but the scale isn’t moving. Why is that? When you stabilize your blood sugar, your body releases stored fat while protecting your lean muscle mass. One pound of lean muscle is 3 times smaller than one pound of fat. This is why you notice a difference in your clothes before you see a change in the scale.
Muscle increases metabolism and every pound of lean muscle burns 50 calories a day. What does that mean? Even when you’re not exercising – you can sit on the couch watching TV and burn more calories just by having more muscle. I’m not telling you to sit and watch TV, I’m just providing an example. 🙂
If you’ve ever tried a low-fat or low-calorie diet, you may have noticed a major change on the scale the first few weeks. This is because “diets” cause you to lose lean muscle mass, not just body fat. This slows your metabolism dramatically.
You might experience quick weight loss on a “diet” due to loss of water weight. This comes back quickly the moment you add carbohydrates or calories to your meals; even good carbs and calories.
Pay attention first to how your clothes fit. The number on the scale will follow and it might be the last thing you notice that changes. When you stabilize your blood sugar, three things happen; you protect lean muscle mass, you increase your metabolism and you burn body fat.
In order to build lean muscle you must get moving. So, get out and exercise, lift weights, use resistance bands or find an exercise activity that you enjoy and get moving. You must also follow a plan that will keep your blood sugar stabilized and stay away from diets.