Posts Tagged ‘insulin’

  • Understanding the Impact of Insulin Resistance on Weight Loss

    impact of insulin resistance on weight loss

    While it is obvious that diet plays a major role in people becoming overweight, there are however some overlooked but important factors in our lives that are equally responsible for excess weight gain. Our metabolic health – the state of the different chemical reactions related to the production of energy and other products needed to sustain life derived from ingested food – is one major weight loss factor that is affected by diet and other factors such as stress, sleep and exercise but which is too often taken for granted.

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  • Impact of High Insulin Levels on Weight Loss

    impact of insulin resistance on weight loss

    Ideas, they say, rule the world but when it comes to the world of weight loss, a lot of individuals will take such a statement with a pinch of salt and the reasons for that will not be farfetched considering what has befallen this peculiar industry over the years. To say the least, there has been an inundation of all sort of "miracle" ideas and products to lose weight most which have been nothing more than hoaxes, while others were doubtful, impracticable, or deficient.

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  • Factors Affecting the Glycemic Index

    The Glycemic Index

    Carbohydrates are basically sugar and exist in your bloodstream as glucose which serves as the primary source of energy for the body. For the carbohydrates you eat to be used by your body they need to be transformed into energy fuel through digestion and absorption. After the carbohydrates are absorbed, they are further transported to the liver where they are converted into glucose before being released into the bloodstream. Read more…

  • Importance of the Glycemic Index in Weight Loss

    The Glycemic Index

    Carbohydrates are one of three macronutrients – the others being protein and fat – that provides the body with energy. To be able to make use of the energy contained in the carbohydrates, the body has to metabolize (break down) the carbohydrates into energy, water, and carbon dioxide. While the body makes use of the energy (measured in calories) and water from this process, it rids itself of the carbon dioxide. Read more…