Insulin resistance means that the cells in the body have become less responsive to insulin, which leads to elevated blood sugar levels, which is a hidden cause of anxiety, depression and brain fog.
And if left unchecked, insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes.
That’s why it’s critical to take insulin resistance seriously. Here are some lifestyle changes that can help to reverse insulin resistance.
Did you ever think of numbers 3 or 4?
1️⃣ Weight Loss
Being overweight or obese is associated with multiple changes in the body (including inflammation and leptin resistance) that contribute to or worsen insulin resistance. Studies show that weight loss is one of the best ways to reverse insulin resistance.
Exercise not only burns energy in the moment to help regulate blood sugar levels but also builds muscle. Muscle cells more effectively burn sugar than fat cells, even at rest. Exercise is essential to reversing insulin resistance.
Didn’t think of this one, did you? Sleep deprivation is a risk factor for increased blood sugar levels, and even one night of a lack of sleep can worsen insulin resistance.
4️⃣ Clean Living
Minimizing your exposure to toxins supports cellular health! Some pesticides increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, and many synthetic chemicals are known to be endocrine disruptors that may contribute to insulin resistance.
5️⃣ Eat for Blood Sugar Balance
The foods you eat have a dramatic effect on blood sugar levels. You can slow the digestion and absorption of sugars from your food by combining carbohydrates with fats, fiber, and protein.
🎁 This wraps up my post series on insulin resistance! I hope you’ve learned a thing or two. More importantly, I hope you’ve been inspired to take an action or two.
Because lifelong health begins with prevention and that begins now.
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