We are eating healthy. We even go for a jog once or twice a week. But we just can’t seem to shake off those extra kilograms… why not?
Ever heard of insulin resistance?
It is becoming more and more common that the reason that we cannot lose weight is because of insulin resistance.
So what is insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance is a condition that is closely related to high blood sugar levels. When there are constant high levels of sugar in the blood, the pancreas has to produce a lot more insulin than usual, to the extent where the insulin becomes less effective.
Since the purpose of insulin is to keep the blood sugar levels in balance and to manage fat storage, the main problems that go with insulin resistance are blood sugar problems like diabetes, and also weight gain.
What are the symptoms of insulin resistance?
- Constantly feeling tired and fatigued.
- The inability to concentrate and maintain focus.
- Constant high blood sugar levels.
- Feeling bloated, especially after even a small meal.
- Sleepiness and not feeling rested after sleep.
- Difficulty losing weight, but picking it up easily.
- High triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
- High blood pressure.
- Emotional disorders like anxiety and depression.
What are the main causes of insulin resistance?
- Family history of heart disease.
- A family history of high blood pressure.
- A family history of diabetes or other blood sugar problems.
- Poor lifestyle choices.
- Not getting enough exercise.
- Eating unhealthy or following an unhealthy diet.
- Being overweight – insulin resistance and weight gain are both causes and results of one another. It works in a vicious cycle.
How do I know if I am at risk for insulin resistance?
If you have 2 or more symptoms of insulin resistance it might be a good idea to have it checked out. People with type 2 diabetes are well-known to be at risk of insulin resistance.
If you are obese, the chances are very likely that you are insulin resistant, or at least very close to it.
What can I do about insulin resistance?
The key to managing and hopefully reversing insulin resistance is to tackle the problem at the root cause.
The idea is to help the body’s cells become more sensitive to insulin, as well as leptin, again. In order to do this, you have to be focused on losing weight and stabilizing your blood sugar levels.
How you can do this…
1. Improve Your Diet:
Cut down on sugar.
Try and take out as many foods containing sugar or foods which convert to glucose in the body as possible. These include the likes of ice cream, bread, potato, chips, pastries, chocolates, cookies and soft drinks, etc.
Reduce the use of sweeteners in your diet.
Many people make use of other sweeteners instead of sugar. The truth is that these may be just as bad for you, if not worse. Be careful of syrup, honey, corn syrup with high fructose, molasses, and other sweeteners.
Reduce your consumption of fruit juice.
Although fruit juice may be regarded as healthy, this is often not the case. The fructose in the juice is absorbed quicker into the blood and it raises the blood glucose levels. Instead, you should take whole fruits that contain vitamins, minerals and fiber. These additional ingredients help to reduce the rate of absorption of sugar thereby enabling the body to have sufficient time to secrete enough insulin.
Consume more omega-3 fatty acids.
Good sources of omega-3 are fish like sardines and salmon. Omega-3 makes the body more responsive to insulin. If you can’t eat these kinds of fish, you should take a good omega-3 supplement.
Eat smaller meals, more often.
Eating a small, balanced meal or snack every 2-3 hours reduces spikes in your blood sugar level.
Carefully follow the Manna Diet as described in the free e-book.
This easy-to-follow book has several healthy recipes and exercise examples.
Replace 1 to 2 meals per day with the Manna Low GI Shake.
The shake can help to curb food cravings and suppress appetite in a natural way. Also, the active ingredient in the shake can help to reduce high insulin levels.
Cardio helps reduce the resistance of the cells to insulin. You should do high-intensity exercises for about 30 to 45 minutes at least 4 times a week.
This can also help to increase fat burning and increased metabolism, which can assist insulin sensitivity.
3. Manna Blood Sugar Support
This amazing product helps you to keep your blood sugar levels under control. But because you have your blood sugar levels under control, it also means that you are controlling your insulin levels.
Manna Blood Sugar Support can help the body to respond better to insulin and use it much more effectively.
What is Manna Blood Sugar Support?
The Manna Blood Sugar Support is an all-natural health supplement made from the pods of the Prosopis (Mesquite) tree, and it does not have any negative side effects like many chemical alternatives have.
How does the Manna Blood Sugar Support work?
Manna Blood Sugar Support gels with the food we eat and then slow-releases the sugar from this food into the bloodstream. What this means is that the blood sugar levels in the body do not get a sudden spike, and there is no need for the pancreas to release a bunch of insulin.
Another thing to do when trying to get your blood sugar levels stable is to stop fighting the incredible effects of the Manna Blood Sugar Support by eating things that are constantly trying to shoot up your blood sugar levels.
It works best with a healthy diet. But if you do decide to be a bit naughty and have an unhealthy takeaway or a chocolate every once in a while, take a Manna Blood Sugar Support tablet or two with it, and it will help keep the blood sugar spike under a bit more control.
It is the perfect thing to help you keep your insulin levels balanced and lose weight!