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. 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 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. Click here to learn how the ketogenic diet is ideal for weight loss and treating a multitude of illnesses.
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.
The keto diet forces your body to use fat for energy – instead of carbs. So to fuel your body and encourage your body to burn fat, you need to consume a high amount of healthy fats. Learn more here.
Detoxify your liver
The good news is that the liver is very resilient. Given time, your liver will bounce back and begin working like normal. But without going on a specialized liver detox, it will take some time.
Remember that a fatty liver isn’t just fatty – its dysfunctional. The liver cells are damaged.
Fatty liver disease also causes ‘knock-on effects’ with your health such as:
- Man boobs (because your liver isn’t filtering out estrogen like is should)
- High cholesterol
- Fat gut
- Bad breath
Tips to reverse your fatty liver
Eat organic – You don’t want to burden your liver with the task of filtering out insecticides, herbicides, pesticides and fungisides that regular veggies are covered with. This means no GMO food.
Detox from glyphosate – Glyphosate is a toxin found in non-organic veggies that damage your liver. To detoxify these toxins, you need to eat more garlic, onions, radishes and cruciferous vegetables.
No alcohol – Even a small amount of alcohol puts unnecessary strain on your liver.
Choline – Choline is a B vitamin that is essential for breaking down fat in the liver. Choline is found in egg yolks, seafood, wheat germ, brussels sprouts, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.
If you would like to speed up the detoxification of your liver, look into going on a fatty liver detox.
You’ll finally be able to…
REVERSE inflammation and damage to your liver
LOSE WEIGHT quickly and effortlessly
Eradicate your health problems at the SOURCE
Lower your risk of contracting life-threatening diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, and more – and add YEARS to your life expectancy
Get CLEARER, SMOOTHER SKIN by removing toxins from your liver, and get rid of patchy, dark skin discolorations too…
Increase vitality and ENERGY levels, and feel like a teenager once again!
Eliminate “brain fog” and improve MENTAL CLARITY and concentration…
DEFEAT DEPRESSION and enjoy a renewed zest for life (going through life feeling tired, weak and lacking in energy is one of the major causes of depression)…
Improve your SLEEP and feel energized and invigorated every morning…
Finally put an end to bloating, cramps and abdominal PAIN…
Save thousands of dollars on drugs, painkillers and other medication, which are merely “masking” the symptoms of your ill health, but doing NOTHING to fix the cause.