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The Insulin Resistance Diet

Learn to pair carbohydrates with proteins and fats to balance your glucose levels.

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If you have ever thought that your metabolism had a mind of its own, you thought right. In the book, "The Insulin-Resistance Diet: How to Turn Off Your Body's Fat-Making Machine," Drs. Cheryle R. Hart and Mary Kay Grossman discuss the relationship between fat and insulin and lay out a plan for you to follow that controls insulin levels while also whittling away your waistline.

Both Dr. Hart and Dr. Grossman are doctors at a medical weight clinic and observe person after person coming in wanting to lose weight, but feeling like they are fighting a doomed battle. This book is an accessible surmise of the medical expertise they have gleaned over the years, helping people to lose weight who have a condition known as insulin resistance.

Here is the theory: As soon as you eat a carbohydrate, whether it is a bagel or an apple, your body breaks the food down into glucose which is then used as energy that your body needs to function. But if you have more glucose than your body requires, your body then starts creating insulin which goes in and sweeps away all of that excess glucose and stores it as fat. More stored fat equates jeans that don't fit and a scale that you'd like to toss out the bathroom window. For those individuals who appear to have insulin resistance, their bodies have higher baseline levels of insulin and therefore store fat at more accelerated pace than the rest of us.

In order to break this cycle, The Insulin Resistance Diet provides eating-style guidelines that don’t include omitting bread and other sweet treats from your diet. Instead, you learn how to “link” foods so that your body starts to produce less insulin and you can fit back into your favorite pair of jeans and maintain a healthy weight.

PRO
  • The Insulin Resistance Diet is healthy eating guide built upon science and research
  • It can aid weight loss
  • Includes exercise as part of its plan
  • Does not prohibit eating any certain foods
  • Teaches you how to eat in a healthy and portion-controlled manner
  • Safe for diabetics
  • Authors are experienced doctors in field
CON
  • May be difficult for some to follow
  • Concept behind The Insulin Resistance Diet is similar to other diets
  • Not recommended for people with dairy, wheat or gluten allergies
DIET and NUTRITION

The basis of The Insulin Resistance Diet is to pair good carbohydrates, proteins and good fats at each meal and snack in order to "keep your insulin and glucose levels balanced." In addition, you'll be eating every 2-3 hours on this diet in order to prevent any massive spikes or dips in blood sugar levels.

It teaches you how to pair good carbohydrates together with a lean protein at each meal. The Insulin Resistance Diet also contains 45 recipes and many meal and snack ideas for dining in, dining out or at the office.

EXERCISE

An in-depth look at the benefits of exercise is included in The Insulin Resistance Diet. Even though moderate exercise in the form of cardiovascular exercise and resistance training is highly recommended, most of the diet's guidelines come from its detailed food plan.

CONCLUSION

The Insulin Resistance Diet is a lifestyle food plan that teaches you how to link an appropriate amount of carbohydrates, protein and fat at each meal so that your body is not producing more insulin that it requires. The diet, which was created by two medical doctors, does not offer any get-slim quick solutions but most people on The Insulin Resistance Diet lose weight immediately and continue to lose weight as they adhere to the food plan.

Common Misspellings

The Insilin Resistance Diet, The Insulin Resisitance Diet, The Insulun Resisitance Diet, The Insulun Resistance Diet, Insulin Resistance Diet, Insulin Diet


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henry

Is this insulin-resistance diet a replacement for insulin treatments? Is this insulin-resistance diet a replacement for insulin treatments? My Mother asked me to find a book(in Spanish) with a diet to control her insulin levels without treatment.

posted Nov 9th, 2012 8:36 pm


CESAR

i start this Diet from 25 days, i was 101 KG now i am 93.5 KG , i lost 7.5 KG in less than 1 month, i feel so well, i don't have feeling anymore to eat sweets with sugar and white bread... from all the diets that i have tried before,, the insulin resistance diet was the Perfect as results on my body and relaxing my mind

posted Nov 9th, 2011 9:25 pm


Judy Guard

Great, easy to do, and it works! You can basically eat whatever you want in controlled amounts and you don't have to count calories.

posted Jul 29th, 2011 3:08 pm


Rhonda

It works! When I follow the rules, I lose a pound a day!

posted Aug 6th, 2009 9:06 pm


AKM

This diet is wonderful!! Its the only diet I have ever been on where I actually lost weight and felt better!! I didnt have to give up anything, just gain control of portions and balancing. And after about 5 days, I was full all the time! I lost over 15 lbs the first month! And its a lifestyle change, so its easy to keep it off.

posted Apr 3rd, 2009 2:42 am



   
 

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