The Carb Sensitivity Program is a book written by Dr. Natasha Turner a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of The Hormone Diet.
This program helps you determine which carbs will control your hunger, eliminate your cravings, and get rid of belly fat. It is not a low-carb diet, but rather teaches you how to find the carbs that are best for your body.
Dr. Turner explains that many people have some degree of sensitivity to carbohydrates that can make it difficult to lose weight.
Even carbs that are generally regarded as healthy – such as butternut squash, chick peas or quinoa – can still cause weight gain.
Says Dr. Turner,
“For some people, they’re eating a sweet potato and their bodies are reacting to it like it’s a bowl of chocolate ice cream.”
The Carb Sensitivity Program helps you identify what type of carbohydrate sensitivity you have.
Turner says you don’t need blood work to recognize a carb sensitivity. It can be observed in signs such as cravings for sweets and starches, belly fat, and stubborn weight gain.
In order to work out your unique response to carbohydrates you will go through a six-phase process of elimination.
You follow a basic 6 week eating plan as follows:
This plan is designed to repair your metabolism so that eventually you can eat more carbohydrates without experiencing negative effects. Ultimately you should be able to enjoy healthy carbohydrate foods while still maintaining your ideal weight and without experiencing cravings or bloating.
The book also includes menu plans and recipes for the different phases of the program. Some of the meals you can enjoy include:
Blueberries, cherries, whey protein isolate, shrimp, scallops, turkey bacon, bison, eggs, plain yogurt, tofu, lentils, beans, peanut butter, almond milk, avocados, asparagus, bok choy, green beans, kale, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, chia seeds, flaxseeds, olive oil, cinnamon.
Awesome Avocado and Egg Breakfast
Carb Sensitivity Shake
Blueberry Chicken Salad
Perfect Balance Banana Bread
Selenium-boosting Shrimp and Salsa
The Carb Sensitivity Program says exercise is of critical importance for both fat loss and metabolic repair. Ideally you will exercise six days a week to gain the optimal advantages for your health and hormonal balance.
She recommends 30-minute sessions of circuit training, three days a week. This type of physical activity increases insulin sensitivity in the muscles and helps to control insulin release throughout the day. The book includes photographs of the recommended exercises.
Twice a week you should do cardio interval training for 20 to 40 minutes. You can also do yoga once or twice a week, which has added benefits for stress management.
The Carb Sensitivity Program: Discover Which Carbs Will Curb Your Cravings, Control Your Appetite, and Banish Belly Fat retails at $26.99.
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The Carb Sensitivity Program takes an in-depth look at the way different carbohydrate foods may be affecting your body.
This program may provide valuable insight to dieters where unrecognized sensitivity to carbohydrates is negatively influencing their ability to lose weight.