You Don’t Have a Slow Metabolism - You Have Insulin Resistance
Unshiftable weight gain is not “all part of getting old”. It’s a symptom that begins with consistently high insulin levels.
More than 1 in 3 Americans have insulin resistance. Yet this widespread epidemic is largely unknown because big pharma can’t make any money out of the solution.
What is insulin resistance?
When you eat a carbohydrate-heavy meal, your blood gets flooded with sugar molecules (glucose). Our cells want to feed on that sugar for energy – but can’t without the presence of insulin.
So the pancreas releases insulin… and when the cells have absorbed the sugar, the cells send a signal to the pancreas to stop producing insulin.
Insulin not only helps feed your cells, but also takes the energy-rich sugar and stores it in your liver and muscles. If you don’t burn that stored sugar, the liver turns it into fat.
Normal blood sugar levels are comparable to one teaspoon of sugar per 1.33 gallons of blood (which is the average amount of blood in the body). However, the average American consumes 31 teaspoons of sugar a day.
Over time, a high carb/sugar diet causes our cells to become resistant to insulin – which means the cells are unable to properly absorb sugar from the bloodstream.
Because the cells aren’t getting enough sugar, they don’t tell the pancreas to stop producing insulin.
So the pancreas keeps on producing insulin in an attempt to feed the cells. Excess insulin instructs your liver to manufacture fat while your appetite soars… and your metabolism dives.
Leaving you feeling tired… with a fatty liver.
Symptoms of insulin resistance:
- Unshiftable weight gain
- Bulging belly or “beer belly”
- Cravings for sugar (especially after dinner)
- Bladder issues (especially at night)
- Brain fog
Insulin resistance also prevents cells from absorbing protein and potassium. Which causes protein deficient ailments such as:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Lacking in collagen, which causes premature aging
- Joint issues, disc issues (back issues)
And potassium deficient ailments such as:
- High blood pressure
- Heart arrhythmia
- Poor sleep
- Swelling of the face and ankles
- Kidney Stones
What happens if you ignore the symptoms of insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance is also called ‘pre type-2 diabetes’. If you ignore insulin resistance, Type-2 diabetes is the next ailment to follow… this can be corrected with a particular diet, but if neglected, diabetes sets in which cannot be cured.
Insulin resistance is also the doorway to metabolic syndrome – which is a blanket term for diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and stroke.
Fatty liver disease
Insulin resistance causes a fatty liver… left untreated, causes cirrhosis of the liver (scarred liver).
The liver is responsible for over 800 bodily functions. One of those functions is the processing and metabolizing of fat. When the liver is fatty and unhealthy, it starts taking ‘shortcuts’ with its responsibilities and quickly stores sugar directly as fat (before you get a chance to burn it for energy).
Insulin resistance and fatty liver disease are like husband and wife. Meaning, if you suffer from one of these ailments, you likely suffer from the other as well.
So if you want to lose weight and be healthy again, you need to treat both problems at once.
How to fix insulin resistance and fatty liver with Intermittent fasting
Studies reveal that stalling breakfast for as long as you can (intermittent fasting) helps to heal insulin resistance. A typical intermittent fast means skipping eating in the morning and lasting up until lunchtime. This gives your pancreas and liver an 18 hour+ break from insulin production.
Some people who want quicker results, fast for the whole day – and only eat dinner (one meal a day – OMAD).
The longer you fast the more the health benefits…
- Healthy intestines
- Heart health and optimum blood pressure
- Accelerated healing
- Healthier skin
- Mental health for the elderly
- Aids chemotherapy
- Significantly improves asthma
- Heals oxidative stress/Inflammation
And much more…
You’ll never see fasting advertised for health
The reason why intermittent fasting is still largely unknown is because there’s no money to be made telling people NOT to consume things.
The breakfast industry is worth billions – so they spread propaganda like “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. This type of propaganda is called ‘astroturfing’ check out this article that explains it all.
An alternative to fasting
If skipping breakfast or only eating one meal a day sounds too hard, another option is the ketogenic diet.
The reason the keto diet is so good for treating insulin resistance is because it promotes a very low carbohydrate intake. With the absence of carbs, the body doesn’t trigger a spike in insulin – giving your liver a break and your cells a chance to become sensitive to insulin again.
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