For the first few years that I included body fat testing in my routine exams, the protocol was to retest in three months in hope of seeing a 1% change. Then as I became more adept at the lectin reaction of foods, popularized by The Blood Type Diet’s Dr. Peter DiAdamo, results were staggering. Lectin’s are cell triggers that effect the way the cell works.
The primary body functions I see effected by these lectins are insulin and immune function. For example, chicken is ok for most of you (A and O blood types) but causes major insulin dumping for some of us (B and AB blood types). What this means to me is complete mental lethargy and weight gain if I were to eat chicken. Wheat is an even more universal example. For O blood types, wheat may turn to fat within 2 hours of consumption. Wheat is basically a weight gainer and “brain fogger” for all blood types, though to a slightly less degree for A’s.
Knowing the key trigger foods will be hugely beneficial in your overall health and weight loss aspirations.
As soon as exercise begins, the body down-regulates its need for insulin. The hormone used to carry blood sugar into the cells. Therefore, during exercise sugar intake produces smaller increases of this hormone because muscles become more sensitive to increased amounts of insulin and permeable to glucose, reducing the need for large amounts of insulin that normally are required to escort the sugar into the muscle. This is good news.
These same receptors are exponentially more sensitive for 30 minutes following, and up to 2 hours following exercise. So the good news is that there is a “good time” to consume those yummy simple (sugary) carbohydrate foods. When not participating in exercise, foods should be FAR more protein oriented. This will help to keep those nasty carbohydrate
cravings (and this one’s waistline) controlled.