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Learning The Effects Of Insulin In Weight Reduction

Posted Nov 17 2012 5:45am

Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas and is simply a storage hormone. Each time your body metabolises foods and emits among other things sugar into your bloodstream the pancreas produces insulin to bring those glucose levels back down to normal.

The greater the sugar discharge the more insulin must be produced. To make an example some cookies would cause a significant raise in your blood sugar levels instead of an apple which would illicit a much more different result (see the glycemic index)

The higher the raise in sugar levels the lower are brought back down, actually to lower than where they were initially. This will then result in your brain letting you know to eat again to bring them back up again, thus setting off a chain of you feeling a desire to feed on quickly discharge types of food items (bread, cakes etc)

The double whammy is that as insulin is a safe-keeping hormone, whilst high levels of it are found in your body not only will your system aim to extract and keep as much body fat as possible from the high GI food you have just consumed but your body will also not discharge any from it’s body fat stores.

Basically, eating these high GI foods not only makes you fat, but it also ensures you remain like that.

Try to do the following:

Aim to obtain the majority of your carbohydrates from veggies (especially lots of the leafy green alkalising ones)

Supplement vegetables consumption with small amounts of fruits.

Stop the blood sugar spiking carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, cakes, sweets, fruit juices, soft drinks and sweets etc and you’ll see the pounds start to go. Don’t worry about eating fats, they’re important to the body and truly help you lose excess fat.

Just stop the high omega-6 ones like processed veggie oils and the trans-fats seen in most junk foods.

Also, you will want to ensure that you stay informed by reading more info on this topic here: Abs Diet 3 .


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