Can you be resistant to your own hormones?
Every day in our diet consultancy we come across many disease entities. We are pleased that more and more conscious patients report to us with blood results in their hands and motivation for change. Often, the impulse for a broader diagnosis is the effort put into the set goal, and the result is poor.
Many people report a problem with excess weight, resistant to reduction. Often, as it turns out later, the problem lies in abnormal carbohydrate metabolism.
Do not give up when all actions taken do not yield in the expected results!
Start by consulting a doctor and directional diagnostics, and later it will only get better!
In a situation where the blood glucose level rises, e.g. after a meal, insulin is stimulated, which, having the task of maintaining a constant, low sugar level, allows the tissues to take glucose from the blood for energy processes.
In short – glucose in the presence of insulin can be transported from the blood to tissues that will turn it into energy.
As a reminder: Insulin - hormone produced in B cells of the Langerhans islands in the pancreas. Responsible for the control and regulation of blood glucose.
When the diagnosis is made, the medication prescribed, and the doctor saying goodbye used the magic phrase “please go on an insulin-resistant diet” … how to live with insulin resistance?
CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE FOR MORE ACTIVE!
Limit the time spent sitting during the day, introduce active rest and as much as possible daily physical activity. Introduce strength training several times a week, carefully choosing their form to your health and body abilities.
Physical activity, especially strength-based one, sensitises tissues to the working of insulin and helps reduce body fat.
Therefore, in addition to the nutritional factor, it is worth ensuring regular movement and limiting sitting position during the day.
REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MEALS EATEN AND ELIMINATE SNACKS AND SNACKING
The goal of insulin resistance treatment is to stabilise your insulin levels and to prevent insulin spikes. It is therefore good to limit the number of meals during the day that lead to its remorse, and completely eliminate snacks and snacking. The number of meals should, however, be adjusted to the individual needs of the patient and his condition.
BALANCE YOUR MEALS CORRECTLY
Use mainly products with low or moderate glycemic index. Make sure that you eat carbohydrate products in combination with protein and fat products, never alone! Therefore, remember that more important than the glycemic index is the so-called glycemic load of the whole meal.
AVOID CARBOHYDRATE MEALS IN THE MORNING
Your breakfast should not consist of sweet products, including fruit, honey, sugar, excessive bread, grains or cereals. Try to eat savoury breakfasts as often as possible with a large addition of fresh vegetables.
If you have doubts, questions, you don’t know if you can handle it yourself – we invite you to work with us – together we will definitely find a good solution!