Leptin & Insulin Resistance Balancing Tips

Ever wondered what exactly causes our bodies to sub-produce or over-produce insulin? Ever heard of the term “leptin”? Wondering what “insulin resistance” is really about? Find out the answers without having to read hundreds of pages. Let’s explain everything nice and simple!
  • When you eat, your body wants to store food energy.
  • When you are not eating, your insulin drops, so the food energy stored is “eaten” by the body.
  • You can eat as many times a day, for example, 10 times, and of course, the body will store food energy.
  • The issue is not how many times, is what you eat.
  • When your body burns fat, your insulin drops. Example: while exercising.
  • Something important to keep in mind: the body does not have any receptor of calories. Therefore, calorie-count is worthless.
  • The body burns calories, does not count them nor stores it. It has no way of responding to a specified or unspecified number of calories.
  • Now, the difference is:
    • 100 calories of olive oil = No insulin reaction.
    • 100 calories of sugar = Insulin reaction (insulin increase).
  • Therefore, the type of food you eat is what matters.
  • Cutting calories is NOT important, cutting sugar IS!
  • If you eat 1/2 pound of food you gain 1/2 pound of weight.
  • Food industry pays some doctors to produce botched studies that focus on calories, because that is relevant to their interests, as it drives away from the important issue: sugar.
  • The body has a mechanism that works like this: if you get fat(ter) the body burns that fat, however! If you eat more (sugar, etc.) that means more fat (of course), your body temperature increases and increases (because it is trying to burn that extra fat), so you keep getting hotter even on air-conditioned environments.
  • Example: if you weigh 200 pounds and lose weight up to 180, for instance, the body reacts making you hungrier and hungrier, and each time you cave, you will be recuperating the lost weight. It will keep in that infinite loop because that focus is a mistake.
  • Leptin resistance: it is the lack of response of the body to lose fat.
  • The way to reset your body, to make it lose fat as it should, it is a balance between leptin and insulin. Leptin tells the brain that there is an excess fat in the body, so you do not need more of it.
  • Every time you eat, you stimulate insulin. Therefore, when you stimulate insulin all the time, you generate a resistance to its effects. The same thing happens when you stimulate leptin all the time, you resist it.
  • How to reset the body to get rid of the resistance? You have to balance out insulin and leptin.
  • The issue, so to say, has always been reduced to “what to eat?” as in for example, do not eat a lot of white bread. Well, it is not only that, but the “when to eat?” which matters the most. For example, do not eat 10 times a day, because as you eat many times more, the body stores more and more fat.
  • It is important to understand that obesity is a time-depending phenomenon, so if you have been overweight for 35 years is most definitely not the same as 35 months or 35 days. This is where the caloric studies got everything messed up, saying people that calorie counting would help them lose weight fast, which is an utter lie.
  • The difference between calorie counting and intermittent fasting is that on the first, the body does not know what is happening, and when fasting the body knows, you are not eating.
  • Insulin stops you from burning fat, so if your insulin levels spike, you are not going to be losing any fat, because you are not going to be burning the storage. You might be burning “just food”, such as protein, but not fat.
  • If you go in for, as an example, a 7-day fasting, you will be switching to burning fat instead of “just food”.
  • FYI: You can burn off the excess of protein too, so it is not only going to be the excess fat you are going to be burning off.
  • Fasting helps you to:
    • “Reset” the body.
    • Removing all the excess storage.
    • Gain more energy, you will feel more stimulated and will not be always drowsy and feeling tired.
  • Eat the three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do not eat 6 to 10 times a day as some botched studies have led people to believe it is good when it is actually the exact opposite.
  • Sugary food cravings, as in for example, “I got to have a donut”, if you respond with “I’ll take a small bite and be done with it” will generate the same effect as if you were eating away everything. So just cut the sugary food craving entirely.
  • When you partake on intermittent fasting or prolonged fasting, those sugary food cravings will eventually disappear forever.
  • To sum up: weight loss is a combination of what and when to eat.
  • Carbohydrates are not the “bad guy”. For example, in China and Japan, they eat a lot of white rice and obesity is not an issue because they are not eating 10 times a day and they do not consume many sugary products: the ‘what’ and the ‘when’.
  • When you eat salty food, you will eventually feel satisfied or satiated. For example, you are not going to be able to eat 60 pounds of meat for lunch (as in those famous steakhouses’ contests), but the motto “there’s always room for jelly, or a cookie, or a piece of pie”, will always apply, because you will never be satiated with sugary processed food. The more processed it is, the more you will want it, and you will never feel full. That is why sugar is the “bad guy”.
  • Now, it is important to know that on a different level, processed food is also bad to begin with as in you are not going to feel satiated and that will lead you to eating more. For example, if you eat a boiled or baked potato, you will feel satiated. However, if you eat French fries or chips, you are going to want to eat more and more, and that is due to the processing of the food (frying, conservants, etc.)
  • It is also important to have a support system, and that is, let us face it, sometimes not found on the family. So you can recur to the internet, there are a lot of communities such as groups, forums, conversation areas where people who have the same issues you’re dealing with, come together and give/receive support. When you have people to count on, your process, be it reversing diabetes, losing weight, etc., will work better.
  • The fake solutions: medications. The actual solution: fasting.
  • Excess sugar causes things such as amputations, yeast infections and many other type of infections you don’t see on other diseases, so that’s another reason to cut it from your system.
  • Type 2 Diabetes has been treated the wrong way all this time because doctors have been treating the symptom but not the actual disease. You do not fight it with more insulin; you reverse it by getting rid of the sugar.
  • Pharmaceutical and sugar companies have been paying doctors millions of dollars to produce botched researches that say sugar is good, so we need new rules. If a judge cannot accept even a slice of pizza from a person on a case he’s working on, because he could be indicted for taking an alleged bribery (conflict of interests), then why should doctors be able to receive millions for a trial that ultimately produces a fake idea such as sugar is good for the body?

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