I was recently told I am insulin resistant and have some decreased liver function,as a result. My doctor told me to lose 10 pounds (I could easily lose 100 ;) . I am a big sweets eater and it was very hard for me to moderate the amount I would eat...it was all or nothing (usually all). Then I realized; MY BODY CAN'T TOLERATE EXCESS SUGAR. In other words, I am "SUGAR INTOLERANT", like others are lactose intolerant. It's almost like I'm "allergic" to sweets.
"I would like to try the dessert you made, but I'm sugar intolerant (or allergic)". It just makes it easier for me to say no. Just like others may want to eat ice cream, they just can't....
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Be sure to include the 4 food groups in all your meals, & donít forget to check the labels for trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup. Little by little, making better food choices will help you reverse your insulin resistance within weeks. Nutrients in food, supplements, and a Mediterranean diet are favorable to lowering insulin resistance. The keys are nutrition, exercise, and balance.
Not losing weight but gaining instead: check your thyroid and blood sugar levels!
The past 14 years I've gradually put on 50 lb but without knowing why. During the past 7 years I was diagnosed with 32 food sensitivities, a low thyroid and insulin resistance!
So if you too can't lose weight and keep gaining make sure to be tested for a low thyroid or insulin resistance.
I'm eating 3 meals and 3 snacks that keep revving my metabolism and keep my blood sugar level. Each of these mini meals contain protein, carbs and fat. For a sample of a daily menu check the "No Grains!" SP team.
I wanted to have one place where I could go to see pre and post blood sugar readings and also to be able to track my Insulin usage for that day. I created four new "meals", naming them Breakfast Insulin, Lunch Insulin, Dinner Insulin and Lantus. Having the Insulin tracking on my meals also gives me an idea of what foods cause problems for me. I learned that cheese significantly slowed the digestion of carbs, so now I take half of my computed Insulin just after a meal & the rest 2 hours later
(for meals like Mexican food, lasagna or pizza. These are treats but the calories and fat are calculated to stay below my max allowable calories).
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