Did you know insulin is a hormone that affects us all?
INSULIN is a hormone that helps regulate how much sugar is circulating in our blood stream and is very closely linked to our hunger and appetite levels.
Disruption to our blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity can result in
- Weight gain around our middle
- Inability to lose weight
- Sugar cravings
- For women, it can impact on menstrual health
When our body stops responding to insulin, we call this insulin resistance, and the glucose from the food we eat remains in the bloodstream and doesn’t enter our cells where it’s needed to carry out daily functions. To compensate, our body enters starvation mode and stores more glucose as fat, which in itself can cause more insulin resistance, and so a vicious circle starts, making it harder to lose weight.
This doesn’t happen overnight but exposure overtime to certain factors can increase our risk.
So what can imbalance our insulin?
Poor food choices such as refined carbohydrates
Lifestyle factors that are common in our hectic lives such as stress and poor sleep.
If you feel like you might need some support in understanding how to balance your blood sugar levels and improve your insulin sensitivity, book a free call and we'd be happy to chat and see how we can help.