@1 year ago with 32 notes
#low carb #type 2 diabetes #insulin resistance #insulin issues #PCOS #personal
A lovely inforgraphic that tells the confused and non-believers how low carbing is for us…
People often worry about me when they find out I eat low carb but I’m actually in better health because I don’t eat regular bread or pasta. I get all of my nutrients and then some from the foods I can eat. I’m losing and keeping off the weight, I have fantastic blood pressure and sugar levels, and only have a handful of my PCOS symptoms.
I have no qualms with people who eat starchy carbs. There are many people like my brothers who are lucky and missed the genetic grenade. Their bodies have no problem processing normal moderate amounts of them. It’s the people who live off starches and sugar that worry me. Even if they’re not overweight they’re drastically increasing their risk for type-2 diabetes (as well as a handful of other problems) and most don’t even realize it. I’m appalled by the amount of people I’ve met in the health and fitness community who believe eating fat causes diabetes.
(Source: veruca-assault, via losingit712)
Study Of Obese Diabetics Explains Why Low-Carb Diets Produce Fast Results
@1 year ago with 13 notes
#food truths #low carb #Diabetes #diabetics #insulin issues
“We concluded that excessive overeating had been fueled by carbohydrates.”
“He discovered that study subjects did not eat less because they were bored with the food selection, and their weight loss was not attributable to water loss, two common speculations about low-carb diets.”
“It is the only study of the Atkins diet to have been conducted in the strictly controlled environment of a clinical research center where every calorie eaten and spent was measured.”
“In addition to the calorie reduction and weight loss, subjects experienced markedly improved glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, as well as lower triglycerides and cholesterol. Treatment for diabetes centers on closely monitoring sugar levels, diet and medication. Weight loss can often reduce or eliminate the need for medication, including insulin. Boden warns that the long term effects of low-carbohydrate diets are not known. Whether other types of diets would have a similar impact also remains to be investigated.”
Are you kidding me? I’ve been using it to give me extra energy for the last two months and now I find out it may have been stalling me all along! Apparently when you ingest the stimulant it does more then just spike your adrenalin, it also spikes your insulin. If you’re sensitive to blood sugar spikes it can cause your body to store fat. I will definitely be stopping this habit immediately and digging up more information.
@2 years ago with 2 notes
#caffeine #insulin issues #insulin resistance #personal