You want to have minimal insulin resistance. Since insulin signals your body to store fat, you want your body to function with the least amount of insulin required.
This will help you stay thinner. It is many times more effective than exercising.
Here are ways to reduce insulin resistance in your body.
All of these steps have an amazing effect. We see this all the time through our advanced glucose monitoring chips. As people change their diet their glucose levels come down, within hours, and therefore their body needs less insulin. Less insulin means less insulin resistance.
The conventional weight-loss advice to eat fewer calories carries an estimated failure rate of 99.4%. For morbid obesity the failure rate is 99.9%
So what happened? Why does this fail? Are we not following the advice given ? Or is this advice wrong ?
One thing the calories-in vs calories out model assumes is that the basal metabolic rate stays constant. But a 40% decrease in calories can also be met with a 40% reduction in the basal metabolic rate. We are not like goldfish, that we cannot control how much we eat. Similarly, when we eat less, the body has many survival mechanisms; it won't keep burning the same amount of fuel. It will downregulate fuel burn, so that we may survive. Calories in - Calories out simply ignores this fundamental physiology of our inbuilt survival mechanism.
The thyroid, respiratory, circulatory, hepatic, renal, gastrointestinal, and adrenal systems are all closely regulated by hormones. Body weight and body fat are also strictly regulated by hormones, with multiple overlapping systems of body weight control. Body fat, one of the most important determinants of survival in the wild, is simply not left to the chances of what we put in our mouths.
So what controls body fat accumulation ?
Fat accumulation is not simply a problem of eating too much. It also is a problem of energy distribution. If energy is diverted to storing fat vs burning fat, we will accumulate fat. How is this controlled - hormones.
We cannot "decide" to feel less hungry, or to increase our metabolic rate. If we eat fewer calories our body will often decrease the metabolic rate. So if calories are not the main reason for weight gain, how can you reduce weight by eating less calories? The most important factor for controlling weight is controlling the hormonal signals we receive from the food, not the total number of calories.
Obesity is a hormonal imbalance, not a caloric one. As we see in diabetes, when we prescribe insulin we usually see weight gain. The no.1 side effect of the drug prednisoneis weight gain. Anti-biotics cause weight gain (and why they are used in animal meat production).
Thus, obesity is a hormonal imbalance, not a caloric one. Thus, type 2 diabetes can also be called a disease of insulin imbalance rather than caloric imbalance.
This blog post is part of my series looking at Dr Jason Fung. A leading nephrologist and author who is changing how we look at diabetes.
We've all grown up eating cookies and Marie biscuits. Do you want to know what are bad ingredients for health how to avoid them?
Lets begin with the fact that I was SHOCKED! when I read the ingredients list. So many of the things which are bad or are banned in other countries were found on the ingredients list. When we look at childhood obesity and diabetes at younger ages I am sure these have a big part to play.
I reviewed a few popular brands : Oreo's, Nestle, xxxxxxx and these are brands that are very popular with our kids and looked very appealing. They are sold very often near schools and our kids have no idea what's in them !
Here are the ingredients which shocked me :
Here are brief reasons why they are considered bad :
Guys these are MY OPINIONS. Lets keep it as that.
How can you avoid this? Buy from a local baker. Chances are they don't know where to buy Palmolein oil, edible vegetable oil or invert sugar. Generally will cut back on a lot if not all of these very poor and cheap cousins of real food.
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