Weight loss can be a tricky thing, and many times it is because we are trying to tackle the symptom instead of the cause.
The first thing to do if you want to tackle your weight-loss problem at the cause is to find out exactly what the cause is.
In many cases weight gain can be traced back to a hormonal level, which has to do with the hormone insulin.
Insulin is they hormone that controls how your cells absorb nutrients from the blood. One of the main nutrients in this case is sugar, and insulin is responsible for making sure that it is used as energy, or stored as fat for later usage.
After the pancreas has produced enough energy to be used and stored, the cells in your body stop responding to insulin. However, if your blood sugar level is still high, the pancreas keeps producing insulin. Eventually the body tells your pancreas to stop producing insulin, or the insulin becomes ineffective. This can then lead to issues like type-2 diabetes and weight gain.
Here are 5 steps to help manage your insulin levels and keep the weight off…
Step 1: Learn the Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL) of the food you eat.
The Glycemic Index is how fast your blood sugar rises after eating specific food. The glycemic load is a measure of the total amount of carbs your body absorbs from a food, regardless of timing.
Step 2: Avoid high GI and GL food.
Stay away from food with high GI and GI figures as these cause big fluctuations in your blood sugar and insulin levels. These are usually foods that are high in refined carbohydrates such as white bread, cake, cookies, processed foods, and sugary soft drink.
Most fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds have a low Glycemic Index. Consult a Glycemic Index chart if you are unsure about a particular food.
Step 3: Eat regular meals and snacks.
It is important to have some sort of eating schedule so that you can plan what to eat in advance and not get caught off guard and give in to a sugar-filled snack or meal. The best way to get from one meal to the next is to eat a healthy, balanced snack between meals. Make sure to consider your meals and snacks when calculating your daily calorie intake.
Step 4: Exercise regularly.
Getting enough physical exercise is critical no matter who you are, but it is even more relevant if you are trying to lose weight. Exercise can help your cells become more responsive to insulin, and then help you manage your weight.
Step 5: Natural Supplements
Supplement with the Manna Blood Sugar Support. 2 Caplets with each meal helps to lower the Glycemic Index of the food you ate by up to 43%. This helps to balance your blood sugar levels, control food cravings and reduce the insulin requirement of the body. Lower insulin levels and craving control can help you to eat less and burn more fat as energy to lose weight the healthy way.