Fatty foods get a lot of the blame for Americans having gained weight over the last few decades.
But that’s only partially correct.
Nor so much is it that we’re increasingly a white collar nation – sitting in front of desks all day (even while gym memberships are at record highs.)
“It’s important to understand that several factors contribute to weight gain, two of which are the combination of toxins and a faulty diet. Both of these can create a condition in the body by which you become insulin resistant.”
Brenda Watson, C.N.C with Dr. Leonard Smith (The Detox Strategy, Simon & Schuster 2008)
It is true – our portion sizes have grown huge and unhealthy – but even this is a drop in the ocean compared to one of the biggest “hidden” culprits…
So what is Insulin Resistance, exactly?
To begin with, insulin is the hormone that controls fat production.
Insulin Resistance, in its simplest terms, is a condition during which normal amounts of the hormone insulin are no longer enough to satisfy your body’s requirements.
To make up for this, your body begins to produce more insulin, causing your blood insulin levels to rise.
Here’s how it works:
In a normal functioning body, food is processed into blood sugar. A higher blood sugar level sparks the pancreas to release insulin, sending the sugar from the bloodstream through insulin receptors into cells to be absorbed as energy.
The body saves excess blood sugar in the liver and muscles, but once the liver and muscles are full, any remaining blood sugar is stored as fat.
So as we become overweight, the process described above becomes less effective, and the body produces more and more insulin to process the blood sugar.
These higher levels of insulin can cause diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels, and raised blood pressure.
The body develops a resistance to insulin, gains weight more quickly and becomes less successful at turning food and stored fat into energy.
The bottom line: Insulin not only causes you to store fat, but it also makes it harder for you to lose fat.
With all the mass-marketed processed foods we eat, there are compounds in them that wreak havoc on insulin (like artificial sweeteners that ‘trick’ the body into expecting blood sugar that never comes).
That insulin stops us from burning fat for fuel… so we gain weight.
The cycle continues and continues until, eventually, our bodies become Insulin Resistant.
How do you know if YOU have Insulin Resistance?
Here are the 4 strongest indicators:
1. I have a slow metabolism 2. I diet, and still have belly fat 3. I have 2”or more of belly fat 4. My waist is over 35”(female) or 40” (male)
What Can I Do About Insulin Resistance?
Most people, when they want to lose weight, go on a diet.
FACT: Most diets fail.
The reason most diets fail – besides the fact that most are unrealistic, restrictive and unsustainable… is that many of them actually feed into Insulin Resistance.
‘Diet’ foods are full of artificial preservatives and sweeteners – the very chemicals that can start the cycle of Insulin Resistance, or inflame it.
The only way to break the cycle of Insulin Resistance is to control your insulin, boost your metabolism so the body can burn fat and not store it, and give your body what it needs to work correctly: the right foods at the right time.
That’s why we developed GOLO… a project 5 years in the making, with independent studies conducted throughout the world.
For starters, we’ve created three all-natural, supplements (FDA-approved ingredients) that help speed the process and heal the body’s metabolism, and convert stored fat to energy.
To find out more about our eating plan, which works with the supplements to help reduce Insulin Resistance, and is actually cheaper than eating processed foods (we have no reason to lie, because we aren’t selling you the food like some of our competitors) – click here.
The GOLO 90 Day Rescue Plan is proven to help restore your body’s balance, and break the cycle of Insulin Resistance.
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