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The Silent Weight Loss Struggle - Insulin Resistance

Struggling to see consistent and long term weight loss? Your body composition is more than what you eat and how often you exercise! Keep reading to find out if your hormones or metabolism are stalling your weight loss progress and what you can do about it.

Do you feel like you have tried EVERYTHING to lose stubborn weight but no matter what you do, you just CAN'T seem to lose it? Maybe you lose 5 pounds and then gain 10 even with a consistent workout routine? There are a lot of variables that go into a successful weight loss plan and if one of those variables is out of line, your weight loss may come to a full halt or potentially even cause weight gain. Continue reading to see if this variable is stalling your weight loss progress and what you can do about it.

Obesity has become a major public health problem in recent years, affecting people of all ages and increasing the risk of developing serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. One of the key factors that contributes to these health problems is insulin resistance, a condition in which the body is unable to effectively use insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels by allowing cells to absorb glucose from the bloodstream. When the body is insulin resistant, it requires more insulin to regulate blood sugar levels, leading to an increase in insulin production. This increase in insulin production can lead to a number of problems, including weight gain, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Weight gain can cause insulin resistance and vice versa, insulin resistance can further weight gain. Weight loss is a key factor in reducing insulin resistance and improving overall health. By losing weight, individuals can improve their body's ability to use insulin effectively and regulate blood sugar levels. A study conducted by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases found that weight loss of 5% to 10% of body weight can significantly improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To lose weight and reduce insulin resistance, it is important to focus on a healthy and balanced diet, including low glycemic fruits, vegetables, whole grains, as well as lean protein sources and healthy fats. Additionally, engaging in regular physical activity is complimentary to a healthy diet and important for improving insulin sensitivity and reducing the risk of obesity and other health problems. In conclusion, weight management and insulin resistance are closely related and have a significant impact on overall health. By focusing on food that promotes blood sugar balance and insulin levels and engaging in regular physical activity, individuals can reduce their risk of developing serious health problems and improve their overall well-being. If you are struggling with weight loss and insulin resistance, reach out to a Health Care provider such as Dietitian. At Inspired Nutrition and Health, we can work closely with you to develop a unique and customizable nutrition plan that caters to your lifestyle and food preferences to see the best results. We also provide vitamin, mineral and food sensitivity blood work to identify other obstacles for weight loss. Click on the button below to book a free 15 min discovery call or book your 1:1 nutrition consultation!


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