21 WARNING SIGNS YOU HAVE AN INSULIN RESISTANCE That Is Preventing You from Losing Weight (and what to do about it)

If you love/hate carbs, exercise, and healthy habits, read this article to find out if you have or are at risk for insulin resistance.

Do you have insulin resistance? Without a proper diagnosis, it is difficult to answer yes or no

DIAGNOSIS OF INSULIN RESISTANCE
Before testing for insulin resistance yourself, there are several ways a doctor can diagnose insulin resistance. These tests are not always conclusive and often produce false positives and/or false negatives.

Let’s take a look at 4 tests your doctor may order:

Waist Measurement – ​​A very simple test to determine if your waist size is greater than 35 inches.

Fasting glucose level – One of the most common tests that measures glucose levels after fasting for several hours. If your blood sugar is higher than normal (75-100 mg/dL), you may have insulin resistance.

Fasting insulin level – This test measures insulin levels in the blood after fasting instead of glucose. A fasting insulin level greater than 10uIU/ml is a sign of insulin resistance.

Glucose tolerance test – A complex test that requires multiple blood tests throughout the day. This test is performed in cases of suspected diabetes or hypoglycemia. If your doctor recommends this test, be sure to check your insulin levels.

The problem with most tests is that if they don’t show the whole picture, false positives and false negatives are very common.

The best way to self-diagnose insulin resistance is to take a quick symptom questionnaire like the one below.

If you have a high score, you probably have insulin and blood sugar issues.

Read the Health Conditions Self-Check List and check off all that apply to you.

29 SYMPTOMS OF INSULIN RESISTANCE
Do you have or have you ever had any of the following?

A family history of diabetes, weight problems, abnormal cholesterol or triglycerides, heart disease, or stroke
Frequent cravings for sweet or salty, crunchy snacks
The need to eat frequently or eat excessively
It’s hard to lose weight despite exercising and cutting back on food
Weight gain problem even after eating a small amount of food
Most of the weight gain is around the waist
Skin tags (small, painless, flaky skin growths) on the neck, chest, breasts, groin, and armpits
A history of irregular periods, especially missed periods
History of polycystic ovary disease
High triglyceride levels
Low HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol) (less than 35 mg/dL)
High levels of LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) (above 130 mg/dL)
Increase or limit blood pressure
Waist size above 53 inches
Feeling addicted to carbs
A feeling of lack of willpower to diet
Sadness, difficulty in thinking, headache, nausea that goes away when eating
Hypoglycemia
Fatigue in the afternoon
Body mass index (BMI) 30 or more
Belief that you are at least 30 kg overweight
If you put a check next to 3 or more of these questions, you probably have insulin resistance. The more tests you have, the more likely you are to be exposed.

CAUSES OF INSULIN RESISTANCE
There are several causes of excess insulin, but these are the main culprits.

Excessive consumption of nutrient-poor carbohydrates – the kind found in processed foods, sugary drinks, and sodas; foods containing high fructose corn syrup; packaged low-fat foods; Excessive consumption of sugar, fake honey, etc.
Inadequate protein intake and/or poor quality protein intake
Inadequate fat intake and/or low-quality inflammatory fat intake
Low fiber consumption
Stress
Inactivity and lack of good quality exercise
Catabolism (anything that causes muscle loss like overtraining, undertraining, stress…)
Weakened liver and excess toxins
Aging and peroxidative stress/free radical production
Excess insulin will not only make you a walking (miserable) fat storage machine, but it will also make you feel uncomfortable. Palpitations, excessive sweating (or lack thereof), difficulty concentrating, weakness, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, irritability, impaired thinking, or cognitive function.

THE SOLUTION TO INSULIN RESISTANCE
Insulin resistance is associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease, so it’s important to address symptoms of insulin resistance immediately.

Even the most severe cases of insulin resistance can be alleviated or even cured with the right lifestyle modification program.

I recommend the 10 Minute Metabolic Audit to my clients to address metabolic imbalances, which 90% of the time will correct any insulin issues.

Balancing your insulin levels is as simple as these 3 steps, unless you have access to a nutritionist

Detoxify your pancreas and liver by adding the right anti-inflammatory foods and eliminating inflammatory carbohydrates and fats that harm your cells.

Second, we restore metabolically active tissue by doing the right metabolic exercises and balancing your macronutrients.

Third, we look at any habits related to nutrition and exercise that lead to poor choices, such as lack of sleep, excessive stress, smoking, alcohol, etc.

The process sounds simple, but you probably already know that it’s far from it.

You should constantly monitor and fine-tune your health status.

Soon enough, you’ll be able to reverse the early signs of insulin resistance by making better choices and changing your habits.

Insulin resistance can’t be ignored because it can silently or silently destroy your quality of life, causing weight gain and worse (cancer, diabetes, heart disease).

The three-step plan and my 10-minute metabolic audit will give you the tools you need to take action and reverse insulin resistance.

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Are you showing signs of insulin resistance? Let me know in the comments below and let’s find out together!

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