Balancing Glucose Levels
How you can still enjoy carbs and sweet tastes while losing weight with Total Sweet®?
Many of us struggle with dieting and think counting calories and cutting out carbs will help with weight loss. According to biochemist Jessie Inchauspé, simply eating food in a different order and balancing your blood glucose levels is an effective way to lose weight and gain energy1.
Insulin makes the route to our fat cells a one-way street, so weight loss becomes doubly tricky. But if our glucose levels, and therefore our insulin levels, are steady, we shed pounds. In a 2021 study of 5,600 people, Canadian scientists showed that weight loss is always preceded by insulin decrease2 and Inchauspé indicates how a simple change can effect this.
Eating veggies first, proteins second, and carbs last slows down the digestive process and reduces the effect of carbs on blood sugar levels3. Eating in this order means you can still enjoy a good sandwich and look forward to a bowl of pasta! But what about when you fancy something sweet? Well, we’ve got another solution.
With Total Sweet®, you can keep your blood sugar level steady whilst still consuming sweet flavours. Total Sweet is a natural alternative to sugar made solely from naturally occurring xylitol from European birch and beech wood. Xylitol contains zero fructose and has a glycemic index (GI) of 7 - meaning Total Sweet has a negligible effect on blood sugar and insulin4. It can be used as a substitute for sugar in nearly any recipe with a 1:1 conversion. So now you can add a little sweetness to your food guilt-free without worrying about spiking your glucose levels.