Why is it hard to lose weight? The truth is, Insulin Resistance is the root problem but the diet industry doesn’t want to talk about it. Why? because their programs and foods make it worse.
You can’t lose weight just by cutting calories, food groups or substituting foods with meal replacements. Even if you lose some weight, you quickly gain it back and more. Each time this happens, Insulin Resistance gets worse.
Losing the same 10, 20 or 50 pounds over and over again, crash dieting or restricting calories or food groups slows your metabolism, disrupts the hormones that control weight and increases your risk of serious health conditions.
If you have a slow metabolism you probably gain weight easily and have trouble losing weight despite dieting, you may have Insulin Resistance. It’s not your fault, and you are not alone. Willpower and effort will always fail if the strategy is wrong.
Everyone needs good insulin levels to stay healthy regardless of age. Insulin’s performance is affected by unbalanced diets which increase glucose levels and spike insulin levels causing excess glucose to be stored as fat. Unhealthy insulin levels lead to Insulin Resistance, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, and other serious health conditions including heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Insulin Resistance can also trigger stress and anxiety, cause fatigue, hunger and cravings, poor sleep quality and other symptoms all which drive emotional decisions like overeating, bingeing and cravings for fatty or high sugar foods.