Insulin and Weight Loss
Excess fat interferes with your body’s ability to use insulin effectively, which can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. You can control insulin production by controlling glucose production, since the hormone insulin is produced by your pancreas in response to changes in blood sugar. Too much insulin can lead to weight-gain; to lose weight, you’ll want to keep glucose and insulin levels stable.
Insulin and Weight Gain
If you have diabetes and take insulin, you may have noticed that you started to gain weight with the extra insulin. That’s because insulin helps your body store fat. Insulin transports glucose to your cells for use as energy, but energy that is not used right away gets stored as fat.
The more insulin in your bloodstream, the more glucose actually gets to your cells rather than being excreted in your urine; but if you don’t use that glucose for energy, you gain weight.
Insulin is produced in response to glucose; you must lower and regulate your blood sugar to control insulin production. Your body makes glucose from the food you eat, specifically, quickly digestible carbohydrates such as sugar.
The more sugar and simple carbohydrates in your diet, the more glucose you make and the faster it hits your bloodstream.
Keep glucose and insulin levels low by eating high-fiber carbs, protein and fat, which slow digestion and stabilize glucose levels. If your foods digest slowly, glucose levels remain steady and your body won’t overproduce insulin.
Low-Carb Weight Loss and Insulin Control
Because sugar and starch have the most immediate impact on glucose production, many low-carb diets claim that restricting those types of carbohydrates lead to weight loss. Several popular low-carb plans claim that controlling insulin is the key to weight-loss, without counting calories.
When carbohydrates are limited, protein and fat intake tend to be higher to compensate for missing calories.
According to a 2005 study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” it isn’t lower insulin levels that are responsible for weight loss but rather a simple decrease in calories.
Because protein and fat slows digestion and increase satiety, dieters spontaneously eat less; it’s the fewer total calories consumed that leads to weight loss.
Losing weight is a matter of burning more calories than you consume, regardless of where those calories come from. You might eat fewer calories when glucose and insulin levels are stable because without high blood sugar, you don’t often suffer from low blood sugar, which can trigger sugar cravings and a desire to overeat.
Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, recommends that you lose weight by keeping your metabolism high. Regular physical activity, eating enough calories, not skipping meals and spacing your calories evenly throughout the day all helps to keep your metabolism steady.
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