What Is Insulin Resistance [IR]? Anytime you eat carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, chips, pastries, beer, pasta, rice and sweets), they are converted into sugar by your body during digestion. In order to use the sugar, your body then releases a hormone called insulin required by your cells to convert the sugar into energy. The modern diet is primarily comprised of carbohydrates or refined sugar, your cells start to be insensitive to your own insulin due to this abundance, over time. In other words, your cells start to resist your own insulin and therefore, your body has to produce more insulin to get the same job done. Left untreated over time, your over-production of insulin will reach chronic levels. Without this natural balance the insulin being resisted signals your body to store sugar as fat, this shifts your metabolism into the fat saving mode. That's the reason why millions of people, like you, keep gaining back weight from fat. Excess insulin signals your body to store sugar as fat, and go into fat saving mode. It is as if your body thinks you are a hungry bear going into hibernation. Like the bear, your metabolism slows down and makes it impossible for you to lose weight no matter how hard you try. You are always tired and hungry. So what do you do? You eat even more making you even more insulin resistant! As you can see, insulin resistance causes excessive levels of sugar and insulin in your blood stream. Both sugar and insulin are destructive in excessive quantities, and have the effect of accelerating the aging process itself as well as contributing to heart disease, organ failure, and many other negative side effects.
Facts <ul><li>Inhibits the body from </li></ul><ul><li>releasing fat for energy. </li></ul><ul><li>Tells your body to store </li></ul><ul><li>fat constantly. </li></ul><ul><li>Causes salt retention and contributes to High Blood Pressure, which can lead to heart failure. </li></ul><ul><li>Tells the liver to make more cholesterol, leading to heart disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Speeds up your aging process, as more stress is placed on the body. (We've all seen a 34-year old looking 60 because of the biological stress.) </li></ul>
Indications <ul><li>Dieting just does not work long-term no matter how hard you try </li></ul><ul><li>Excess fat around the waist and buttocks </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of concentration or mental fatigue during the day </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of energy especially in the afternoon (and right after large meals) </li></ul><ul><li>Health problems with high blood sugar, high cholesterol or high blood pressure </li></ul>If you answered YES to any of these questions then you may have IR with a low metabolism