Are You in Control or is Food Controlling You?
Have you ever had a stressful day and turned to the pantry or fridge to seek out that bag of left over Halloween chocolate or that perfect bowl of icecream?
So, I get this question often.
How much exercise do I need? Are there things I can do outside of formal exercise that can help my health?
Over the next few weeks I will be giving you a series of practical tips on how to maintain your health.
We all wonder about this at some point. As you age, your body has started changing and maybe you've noticed that the things you have been doing to maintain your weight and health are not working as well.
Last week, I discussed how to calculate your "net carbs" for the day. So, how do we know how many to eat? What happens when we eat low carbs? Will you be hungry? Let's discuss.
So you have been hearing me talk about the effects of high levels of insulin on your body: pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, and increased risk of certain cancers.
I get asked this question often. The answer is not quite so simple. There is evidence out there now that the traditional low fat, low calorie diet is not the only way to achieve a healthy lifestyle. People nowadays are commonly pursuing a myriad of diets: Paleo, Plant based (Vegan or Vegetarian), Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic, Atkins, Mediterranean, South Beach, intermittent fasting and many more. So, which one is the best for you?
Over the past two weeks, we have reviewed what insulin resistance is, what causes it, and what the signs could be that you have it. We also briefly discussed the possible consequences on your health if you have untreated insulin resistance.
Last week I went into an explanation of what insulin resistance is. Today we will discuss what we can do to lower our risk for insulin resistance and what tests can be done to check for this silent condition.