You are eating healthy. You even go for a jog once or twice a week. But you just can’t seem to shake off those extra kilograms… why not?
Ever heard of insulin resistance?
It is becoming more and more common that the reason that you cannot lose weight is because you are insulin resistant.
So what is insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance is a condition that is closely related to high blood sugar levels. When there are constant high levels of sugar in the blood, the pancreas has to produce a lot more insulin than usual, to the extent where the insulin becomes less effective.
Since the purpose of insulin is to keep the blood sugar levels in balance and to manage fat storage, the main problems that go with insulin resistance are blood sugar problems like diabetes, and also weight gain.
What are the symptoms of insulin resistance?
- Constantly feeling tired and fatigued.
- The inability to concentrate and maintain focus.
- Constant high blood sugar levels.
- Feeling bloated, especially after even a small meal.
- Sleepiness and not feeling rested after sleep.
- Difficulty losing weight, but picking it up easily.
- High triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
- High blood pressure.
- Emotional disorders like anxiety and depression.
What are the main causes of insulin resistance?
- A family history of heart disease.
- A family history of high blood pressure.
- A family history of diabetes or other blood sugar problems.
- Poor lifestyle choices.
- Not getting enough exercise.
- Eating unhealthy or following an unhealthy diet.
- Being overweight – insulin resistance and weight gain are both causes and results of one another. It works in a vicious cycle.
How do I know if I am at risk for insulin resistance?
If you have 2 or more symptoms of insulin resistance it might be a good idea to have it checked out. People with type 2 diabetes are well-known to be at risk of insulin resistance.
If you are obese, the chances are very likely that you are insulin resistant, or at least very close to it.
What can I do about insulin resistance?
The key to managing and hopefully reversing insulin resistance is to tackle the problem at the root cause.
The idea is to help the body’s cells become more sensitive to insulin, as well as leptin, again. In order to do this, you have to be focused on losing weight and stabilizing your blood sugar levels.
How you can do this…
1. Improve Your Diet:
- Cut down on sugar. Try and take out as many foods containing sugar or foods which convert to glucose in the body as possible. These include the likes of ice cream, bread, potato, chips, pastries, chocolates, cookies and soft drinks, etc.
- Reduce the use of sweeteners in your diet. Many people make use of other sweeteners instead of sugar. The truth is that these may be just as bad for you, if not worse. Be careful of syrup, honey, corn syrup with high fructose, molasses, and other sweeteners.
- Reduce your consumption of fruit juice. Although fruit juice may be regarded as healthy, this is often not the case. The fructose in the juice is absorbed quicker into the blood and it raises the blood glucose levels. Instead, you should take whole fruits that contain vitamins, minerals and fiber. These additional ingredients help to reduce the rate of absorption of sugar thereby enabling the body to have sufficient time to secrete enough insulin.
- Consume more omega-3 fatty acids. Good sources of omega-3 are fish like sardines and salmon. Omega-3 makes the body more responsive to insulin. If you can’t eat these kinds of fish, you should take a good omega-3 supplement.
- Eat smaller meals, more often. Eating a small, balanced meal or snack every 2-3 hours reduces spikes in your blood sugar level.
- Carefully follow the Manna Diet as described in the free e-book. This easy-to-follow book has several healthy recipes and exercise examples.
- Replace 1 to 2 meals per day with the Manna Low GI Shake. The shake can help to curb food cravings and suppress appetite in a natural way. Also, the active ingredient in the shake can help to reduce high insulin levels.
- Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with meals. It can help to retards the uptake of glucose from the food to the blood stream and therefore causes the blood glucose level to be more stable. This action in the body also assists the pancreas to release less insulin.
- Cardio exercises. Cardio helps reduce the resistance of the cells to insulin. You should do high-intensity exercises for about 30 to 45 minutes at least 4 times a week.
- Weight training. This can also help to increase fat burning and increased metabolism, which can assist insulin sensitivity.
Manna Low GI Shake
The Manna Low GI Shake is ranked as one of the best products to curb food and sugar cravings and to help the body to require less insulin. The Shake is available in 3 delicious flavours and you can replace 1 to 2 meals per day for effective and healthy weight loss.
Our NEW Manna Low GI Shake is formulated to allow you to skip a meal without losing the needed nutrients and energy, helping you lose weight in an easy and effective way. It also helps manage your blood sugar levels.
The NEW Manna Low GI Shake comprises of 6 ingredients which are high in fibre, protein, and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. Our shake has been proven to help curb food cravings, suppress appetite, and satisfy you for longer.
It couldn’t be easier to lose weight.
All you do is choose your favourite flavour of Manna Low GI Shake, add it to milk, water or juice, mix it and there you have a healthy meal in a glass. As simple as that!
We don’t use any artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The new Shake is gluten-free, lactose-free, Non-GMO, soy-free. Also, the shake is suitable for Vegan’s, Vegetarians and Diabetics.
Benefits of the Manna Low GI Shake
- High in fiber
- Low GI
- Stops Cravings
- High Enough Nutritional Value to be regarded as a Meal Replacement
- The only shake which contains Essential Sugars (“Glyco-Nutrients”)
- Cholesterol Free
- Gluten Free
- Provides Energy, without Fattening
- Helps to Control Blood Sugar Levels
- Organic & Natural
“I will like to take this opportunity and thank Manna Products for giving me my life back, I started using the Manna shake & Blood sugar support on the 03 May 2017 my weight was 150 kg’s I weigh every Mondays Today I am 144.8 kgs. I feel light and have energy all day long and sleep well at night. I follow all the advice that you send to me and other ways to eat healthily and enjoy life. Manna Works!!!!” – Lizzie
“My wife and I have been using the Manna now for just over a year. We both lost more than 20 kgs using it as a meal replacement twice a day. The change in formulation last year did not enhance the taste. As a matter of fact, I was looking to go elsewhere. However, this new formulation tastes great and we will continue to use it. Would be nice if your retail outlets got the new formulation as I don’t drink the old one. But I must say, ordering from the factory has been great with speedy delivery.” – Danie de Waal