Supports Weight Loss
You might ask: how can a bar with 210 calories and 7 to 13 grams of fat support weight loss? Particularly when it's added between meals as a snack?
Most people concerned with weight loss think that calories and fat are the problem. But they're not. It's something else. The primary cause of weight gain is the blood sugar roller coaster. Calorie counts matter, of course, but regulate your blood sugar and you regulate your weight.
It may sound like magic, but, really, it's science: the science of complete nutrition, including the idea of fast carbs vs. slow carbs. Fast carbs, from refined flour and sugar products like white breads, cookies, crackers, soda and many breakfast cereals, release sugar into the bloodstream rapidly.
|When you eat, your blood sugar (glucose) rises. That's the point; blood sugar is what gives you energy.||But if you eat fast carbs like a muffin or bagel, you get too much blood sugar too fast. This causes a blood sugar spike.|
|The body reacts with excess insulin that rapidly converts blood sugar to fat.||Sensing low blood sugar, your body craves more fast carbs... and the cycle repeats itself.|
The blood sugar "roller coaster"
This spike-crash-crave cycle sets up the blood sugar roller coaster that can spike and crash many times a day, stimulating cravings while depriving you of energy.
And the fat just keeps building up.
How do you put the brakes on the roller coaster?
It's called complete nutrition. It's what your body is built to use. Whether it's in Zing Bars or in your main meals, it consists of:
- Low glycemic "slow" carbs
- Sufficient dietary fiber
- High quality protein
- Heart healthy fats
These four essentials—called macronutrients—all contribute to a slow, sustained release of energy, and since blood sugar doesn't go too high, all the calories can go to energy, and not fat. Because blood sugar doesn't go too low, you don't get cravings that set off the roller coaster and overeating. By keeping blood sugar in the useful range, there's a steady supply of energy, so instead of energy gaps and fat buildups, you get steady levels of useful of energy without the fat:
Your body doesn’t crave more carbs—as it does when your blood sugar crashes—so you’re satisfied with fewer calories, and managing your weight becomes much easier and more successful because calories go to energy, not fat.