4 Ways To Lower Insulin Level For Effective Weight Loss

We know one of the key drivers of weight gain is raised insulin levels. In this article, you will find 5 ways to naturally help lower the insulin levels to lose weight. 

Low Carb Diet

When we look at the overall scientific studies about weight loss, low carbohydrate diets consistently outperform low-fat diets. And that’s not a surprise. Carbohydrates are the main nutrient that promotes the release of insulin in our bodies. If you eat carbs, your blood sugar level rises, your pancreas produces insulin to drive glucose into the cells and bring the blood glucose levels back down to normal again.

Now, carbs can be found in sugar, high fructose corn syrup, added drinks, or foods during the manufacturing process. But carbohydrates are also found in high quantities in foods like potatoes, rice, pasta, and bread, basically lots of white or beige-colored foods. 

Now, starch is just long chains of glucose molecules strung together, and whenever you consume starch, your body just breaks down this starch into glucose, which raises your blood glucose levels. 

Now, not as quickly as sugar does, but it raises them all the same. The good news is that carbohydrates are not an essential nutrient for life. We can make all the glucose we need within our bodies. Low carb diets are predominantly real food which means unprocessed foods with an adequate amount of protein supplemented with healthy fats.

Intermittent Fasting. 

Fasting is the opposite of feeding. Insulin levels will naturally below when you’re fasting. And we all do it every night for at least 10 hours and then break that fast in the morning, hence break and fast, breakfast. Fasting has also been a part of many cultures throughout human history. Extending the time spent in the fasting state, low insulin levels lead to longer periods where our bodies can access our own stored fat for energy. 

Exercise

Exercise is fantastic in so many ways. Have you ever been hungry after exercise? You burn more energy, and your hunger increases to compensate for it. Hunger is just your body’s way of trying to correct the imbalance that you’ve created. 

Exercise increases the sensitivity of muscles to the actions of insulin. You need less insulin to take up the same amount of glucose. Secondly, exercise allows our muscles to use glucose without the need for insulin. 

Resistance training, lifting heavy weights, and a short burst of a high-intensity exercise is particularly good for activating these important metabolic effects of exercise. 

Stress Less

A little bit of stress can be a good thing. It prepares our body for action by doing things that are raising blood glucose levels. But being stressed for long periods will cause persistently raised blood glucose, your body will produce more insulin to respond.

There is no certain method to reduce stress as the causes of stress are different for everyone.

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