Excess fat promotes for increased insulin that, in turn, promotes for even more fat..

Insulin resistance is a common feature in patients who are obese or who have metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. Insulin-resistant patients require higher than normal amounts of insulin to maintain normal blood glucose concentrations. The development of insulin resistance is complex, and many of its mechanisms are poorly understood. However, a common denominator in insulin-resistant patients is excess fatty . Read More     Read more »

How to avoid high blood sugars in the morning

You wake up. Lay in bed for a few before getting your booty up to go kill the workday and accomplish big things. Check your blood sugar. 115 (6.3 mmol/l) stares back at you. You smile to yourself: life is good. Forty minutes later, when you sit down to eat, your CGM gives you a “high” notification, and you’re 180. You have eaten NOTHING. All you’ve done is prepare for the day and prepare food. Now you face the grim potential of chasing your sugars all day long. Read more »

Intermittent Fasting Strategy – 16/8 Strategy

Hoda Kotb explains how she’s doing intermittent fasting- 16/8 routine. What exactly is 16/8 intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) itself is simply eating within a certain daily window of time and fasting outside of that window. There are several different types of intermittent fasting but the16/8 method is typically the most common. Those who partake in IF often describe their routine by breaking up 24 hours into when they are consuming food versus when they are not. For example, the number of hours fasted followed by the eating window hours. So, 16/8 fasting means eating within a window of eight hours each day — such as from 12pm to 8pm — and not eating during the remaining 16 hours. The windows can vary based on the individual. Someone might only eat within a six-hour window (18/6) or four-hour window (20/4). Intermittent Fasting and Ketosis One of the best things about […] Read more »

Using Anaerobic Exercise to Reduce Insulin Resistance by Reducing Visceral Fat

If you want to reduce visceral fat, don’t exercise at a constant pace. Interval training will benefit you whether you’re trying to get fit or lose weight, and whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high-performance professional athlete. Interval walking is one of the most convenient exercises. It doesn’t require any special equipment and can be performed anywhere. Weight training with only short periods of rest between sets (one minute) is one of the best all-around exercises, in my opinion. The anaerobic aspect of weightlifting causes muscles to fatigue rapidly. And don’t forget kettlebells, which also cause an anaerobic burn. Finally, exercising first thing the morning before breakfast can make a tremendous difference. I exercise immediately after my morning protein shake. Exercising before eating anything might be a little better, but the main problem comes from consuming carbohydrates. If you start exercising with a belly full of carbohydrates (or one […] Read more »

Visceral Fat Elimination Strategies

….. Burn more energy than you consume and you will lose visceral fat, regardless of your genetics or other circumstances. That said, there are a few other things you can do to speed up the process. Cut out all trans fats from your diet. There’s a reason why the Institute of Medicine recommends that our trans fat intake be “as low as possible.” The stuff is bad. Don’t drink a lot of alcohol. What do we call a large accumulation of visceral fat? A beer gut. You now know why. Studies show that while drinking frequency doesn’t seem to affect visceral fat levels, drinking intensity does. That is, the more you drink on each day you drink alcohol, the more likely you are to increase visceral fat stores. So, if you’re struggling to lose visceral fat, cut back onthe alcohol. Do resistance training. Weightlifting isn’t just for building muscle. Studies […] Read more »

Intermittent Fasting Approach

Hoda Kotb explains how she’s doing intermittent fasting Hoda Kotb explains to Kathie Lee Gifford that after realizing she gained some weight, she’s been intermittently fasting. Hoda says she’s down 2 pounds and that right now she feels “really energized Read more »

Visceral Fat and Diabetes – How to Lose Visceral Fat?

Subcutaneous fat that lurks beneath the skin as “love handles” or padding on the thighs, buttocks or upper arms may be cosmetically challenging, but it is otherwise harmless. However, the deeper belly fat — the visceral fat that accumulates around abdominal organs — is metabolically active and has been strongly linked to a host of serious disease risks, including heart disease, cancer and dementia. You don’t even have to be overweight or obese to face these hazards if you harbor excess fat inside your abdomen. Even people of normal weight can accumulate harmful amounts of hidden fat beneath the abdominal wall. Furthermore, this is not fat you can shed simply by toning up abdominal muscles with exercises like situps. Weight loss through a wholesome diet and exercise — activities like walking and strength-training — is the only surefire way to get rid of it Read more »