PFC’S EVERY 3 DIAGRAM
EAT PROTEIN, FAT AND CARBOHYDRATES EVERY 3 HOURS
WHAT IS PFC ALL ABOUT?
PFC is a proven system created for the purpose for eating not only healthy but properly balanced nutrition at each meal.
WHAT THE ABBREVIATION ACTUALLY MEANS:
The meanings behind the letters PFC stand for P= Protein, F=Fat, and C=Carbohydrates.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANT SIGNIFICANCE OF NEEDING THIS SYSTEM FOR PROPER EATING IN OUR DAILY LIVES?
All three of these nutrients give our whole system support with respect to overall metabolism of the body and brain health. Protein, for example, is essential for maintaining and increasing overall activity of neurotransmitters in the brain, that result in a higher and more efficient metabolic rate for the whole body. Next, Fat too is so important for great support of proper brain function thereby letting this nutrient keep us feeling full due to the simple fact that fats act to slow down the process of allowing carbs to enter into our system too quickly. Finally, but most importantly, Carbohydrates act on our blood sugar levels as they assimilate into our blood giving us fast bursts of energy. So it is vital to consume these three nutrients together at each meal, as each balances the other out, leveling blood sugar and burning fat, not muscle, without any sugar cravings, spikes and hunger between meals, resulting in weight loss.
HOW DO KNOW WHICH FOOD NUTRIENTS ARE P, F, OR C?
You’ll find that a lot of the foods we all consume are sometimes labeled to fit into more than one of the nutrient categories of P, F and C. The General rule of thumb is simple: Fish, Poultry, Meats and Eggs ( all animal products ) fall into the protein family, because they are pure protein, with just about no fat or contain usually no sugar. Fat is not always as exact. Looking at nutrition labels on the back of products like peanut butter, cheeses, and butter, for example, each of these contains more fat than protein. For this reason, we consider them fats, not proteins. Carbohydrates contain certain amounts of sugar that give our metabolism a spurt of energy because they are assimilated into the blood stream faster than protein. So we can put a rule of thumb formula in place here as well by applying it to foods that are labeled as having a greater amount of any one of these nutrients, We therefore, consider that food to be just that; a protein, fat, or carbohydrate. Simple, right? This will help you when you are in doubt of deciding what you think a certain food should be labeled as when shopping . No worries. Use this simple rule of thumb formula next time you go to the grocery market, you’ll find its so easy to apply to almost all food items.
IMPORTANT FACT TO REMEMBER ABOUT PFC’S AND APPLY TO YOUR DAILY LIFE…
WARNING! NEVER CONSUME CARBOHYDRATES BY THEMSELVES
The problem with eating carbohydrates alone is because all carbohydrates convert to sugar as soon as they once hit the blood stream, which in turn, spikes blood sugar levels. This process causes our bodies to begin to have sugar cravings and brings about binge eating habits, resulting in frustration moods of stress and weight gain. So when consuming these foods ( carbohydrates ) full of sugar, we continue to consume them without reserve until our stomachs are stuffed full. It is fats that are the nutrients that slow down our digestive processes of sugars or carbohydrates controlling a slower rise in blood sugar levels which prevent spiking, then dropping….resulting in craving, even more carbs, or wanting to take a nap. If ever you can not get all three PFC’s to eat at the same time, then select two out of the three to keep blood sugars under control. So, in other words, you would want to eat a protein and a fat to slow down the carbohydrates from spiking blood sugar levels.
HOW CAN BALANCED BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS (BROUGHT ABOUT EATING PFC’S EVERY 3 HOURS ) AFFECT WEIGHT LOSS ?
Spiking and dropping blood sugar levels result in weight gain because if we are consuming carbs faster than we are burning them off as energy, our bodies then begin to store them as excess fat. Repeating this process on a continual basis starts a continual routine of storing fat in our bodies, resulting in a steady weight gain. The fat burning hormone, glucagon, isn’t able to do its job when the fat storing hormone, insulin, is at work as well. So consuming carbs without balancing them off by eating protein and fat with them, results in the pancreas secreting insulin. The hormone insulin, aids in regulating your blood sugar levels. If you do not control your blood sugar levels by eating PFC meals and snacks that are properly balanced, the result is a gain of extra pounds.
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