FYI Thursday: Proteins & Carbohydrates

Proteins and Carbohydrates

Hi, all.

Today is a simple discussion of proteins and carbs.  Actually I posted a video on YouTube about this.  Feel free to watch it on our channel: The diary of 2 former fat girls Amy and Debbie.  Let me know what you think of it.  I promise it will get better with time and practice.

Anyway, back to the subject.  We need both proteins and carbohydrates (carbs) to live.  Proteins are the building blocks of our bodies and carbs are the fuel that makes our bodies go.  The proteins create and regenerate our organs, tissues, joints, bones, collagen, elastin, enzymes and hormones.  You must consume enough protein to keep your body parts healthy and strong.  The carbs are the fuel that gives us energy and keeps the body functions going.

Later I will have a discussion on plant-based protein verses animal based protein.  Also later I will go into good carbs verses not so good carbs.  But for the moment I do want to express to you the need to cut out high fructose corn syrup from your diet completely.  There is nothing healthy about it.  Be diligent in reading labels and make sure that you do not bring home anything with high fructose corn syrup in it.  Talk about your major bad carb – that’s on of the baddest.

The analogy that I used on the video was comparing our body to an automobile produced on the assembly line in Detroit.  The physical car parts added to the chassis as it goes down the line can be compared to proteins. All of the parts (inside and out) are our proteins.  But when the vehicle reaches the end of the production line it can’t go anywhere.  Why? No fuel.  We must ingest carbohydrates to make our body go just like a vehicle needs gasoline (or diesel, or electricity or hydrogen) to make it go.

I know this was simplified but it is just the first step.  We will go into more details later.  Until then, have a great day.

Happy Easter all.  Celebrate with your loved ones – and lay off of the Easter candy.  It is not the good-for-you kind of sugar. Eat a boiled egg instead – it’s good protein.

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