The majority of people consume more carbohydrates than what is needed, and lack sufficient protein. Numerous studies show that even small increases in protein intake along with a lowering of carbs, helps a person become healthier and drop fat.

When you look at the labels on foods, you will not that total number of grams of carbs and of proteins per serving. In many instances, the carbohydrates outweigh the protein. Often (and of great concern), the ratio is 8-10 to 1, carbs to protein.

Here is one of the little known secrets for improved health and easy fat loss. Look at the ratio of carbohydrates to protein. The ideal — the one we should strive for – is a 1 to 1 ratio; that is one gram of carbohydrates to one gram of protein.

At a bare minimum, avoid foods with ratios greater than 5 to 1 (carbs to protein). Essentially, this group is the simple carb groups. For example, chips, most breads and cereals have a 10 to 1 ratio. Avocado and nuts on the other hand, have a 1 to 1 ratio.

When you do this, you will maintain, have additional energy while losing fat and improving your overall health. It is a simple, easy-to-follow method.

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