Insulin Resistance: Can it affect your weight loss progress?


Some people may wonder, what insulin resistance is and how does this impact weight-loss progress?

Insulin resistance is when the body has an impaired response to insulin. This results in elevated levels of glucose in the blood. Also, the body’s ability to use insulin slowly declines.When insulin declines it may cause weight gain, diabetes, and additional medical problems like heart disease.

Don’t worry! There are ways to slow this process and avoid weight gain. According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, recommendations are to eat more healthy foods and well-balanced meals, as well as doing a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity every week.

Researchers have found that weight loss of 5-7% has shown to be enough when increasing insulin sensitivity. That is a loss of about 8 pounds for someone who weighs around 150 pounds.

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