You feel like you have cut enough calories from your diet and spent enough time jogging to finish seven marathons, but you are just not reaching your goal weight.
The problem might have something to do with high insulin levels. It actually forms part of a vicious cycle, but the starting point is usually being overweight. Let me explain…
When you carry around excess body fat, your body cannot use insulin as effectively as it should. When the insulin does not work properly, it can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. This is because insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas that is in charge of ensuring that your blood sugar levels stay balanced.
The need for insulin is determined by the amount of sugar in the body. If we eat more food that sets sugar free in the body, the pancreas has to produce more insulin in order to process this sugar and use it as energy for the body’s function.
So to conclude, too much sugar in the blood stream causes you to gain weight. But at the same time, when you are overweight, the body cannot use insulin effectively.
How does insulin cause weight gain?
Insulin does not just help regulate blood sugar levels; it also helps regulate fat storage. This means to say that insulin must take the sugar to the cells to bus used as energy, but when it is not used as energy, it gets stored as fat.
The more insulin is released in to the bloodstream, the more glucose can be transported to the cells and be used as energy. Unfortunately, this also means that if you don’t use it, it is equal to more fat stored and weight gained.
How do I control insulin levels?
Seeing that insulin production is a natural response to glucose (sugar) in the body, the way you control it is by managing your blood sugar levels.
In order to manage your blood sugar levels, you have to look to your diet. Glucose in the blood gets produced when you eat certain foods like quickly digestible carbohydrates. These include refined carbohydrates and sugar, like: starch, bread, sweets, baked goods, candy and soft drinks.
By cutting these out of your diet, or at least limiting them, you can decrease the amount of glucose in your blood stream. Thus, you can decrease the amount of insulin needed in order to balance your blood sugar.
Using low-carb diets to control blood sugar.
So keeping this in mind, we can see how going low-carb can help to balance blood sugar levels. And then taking into consideration how balanced blood sugar levels can help control insulin, it makes sense how low-carb diets can help you lose weight by managing your insulin levels.
But how does this help me lose weight?
Besides the fact that it helps you balance your blood sugar and insulin levels, going low carb can also help you cut calories. Seeing that calories in vs. calorie burned will always be the formula to weight loss, we can see how reducing high-calorie refined carbohydrates in your diet can be beneficial.
How to curb cravings the natural way and lose weight
Take 2 Manna Blood Sugar Support caplets with each meal to curb sugar and food cravings by stabilising your blood sugar levels. When you feel fuller for longer, you tend to eat less and that is why it will help you to lose weight because you use more energy than what you take in. For a healthy weight loss plan, follow the Manna Diet, which also will help you to stay fuller for longer.
You can also replace one of your meals with a healthy alternative like the Manna Low Gi Shake which 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.
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.
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
“I just had the new Chocolate shake with milk instead of yoghurt… absolutely delicious!” – Joan