Weight loss and Reversing Insulin Resistance

The main goal of this course is to inform the participant with the latest research in an attempt to arm them with correct information about weight loss and insulin resistance as well as, and possibly more importantly, disarm them of misconceptions and incorrect notions regarding these subjects. This process of unlearning incorrect notions is very important. You can restore your health with correct information and this program can help you achieve that goal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obesity and weight gain are more often than not a hormonal issue rather than an over eating, under activity issue. That’s right. Your attempts to just eat less and move more may have been a flawed strategy from the start.
  • Insulin resistance is involved in obesity and must be addressed if weight loss is to be effective, especially, in the long term.
  • WARNING: The recommendations in this course are extremely effective. So much so, that those on medication for blood pressure or diabetes should discuss these recommendation and be monitored during the change process as hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and hypotensive (low blood pressure) episodes can occur. In some patients, following these recommendations closely may lead to the need for medications to be reduced and in some cases eliminated. The effectiveness of these recommendations are powerful.
  • Monitoring “Calories Consumed and Calories Burned” is not an effective long term approach to weight loss. The Calorie in calorie out method does not work.
  • Eating carbohydrates, with includes the consumption of sugar, above personal carbohydrate tolerance causes weight gain, fat gain and insulin resistance.
  • Overcoming insulin resistance, a condition that causes excessive calorie storage, is very possible with nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modifications.
  • While exercising for calorie burning is not an effective weight loss mechanism, exercising for fitness improvements and maintenance is highly recommended.
  • Fitness is an independent variable for morbidity and all-cause mortality. Avoiding being classified in the least-fit class for your age and sex is highly recommended.
  • Exercise is an effective mechanism in weight maintenance due to it increasing our insulin sensitivity which helps reverse insulin resistance.
  • Poor sleep and stress, if not addressed with effective recovery and rest mechanisms, contributes to weight gain and can sabotage weight loss efforts.

You may not have thought about it like this and it doesn’t matter which came first but obesity and insulin resistance are almost always entwined.

Weight loss for obese individuals and controlling or reversing insulin resistance are in most situations synonymous. In fact, insulin resistance seems to be involved in almost all chronic disease etiology (or cause of disease). This includes hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression and many others. This is an important understanding. Insulin resistance is involved in all these conditions. If we are to help you control and dare say reverse these conditions we must address insulin resistance. We recommend visiting our course on Insulin Resistance & Chronic Disease.

This course will help you to understand insulin resistances’ role in obesity as well as how to lose weight permanently. The first lesson and its topics, Weight Loss & Reversing Insulin Resistance, outlines much of what will be covered in the course. Each of the lessons will go into greater detail discussing specifics.

We find that sometimes the best motivator is good results. A problem for many people that begin to see some success is how quickly they forget how crummy they were feeling before they started. We think it is important to take a personal inventory in regard to how crummy and lousy you feel prior to getting started. It is too easy to forget about the headaches, sore joints, lack of energy and energy swings, difficulty breathing or poor sleep once these symptoms stop. The new normal allows you to forget how crummy you felt. It is good that they stop but sometimes this allows people to backslide. Take an inventory. Then start the journey toward health. Take note how your new habits make you feel better and don’t forget how your old habits made you feel crummy. It is a very important lesson that will help you stay the course.

If you were hoping for just a list of do’s and don’ts, we are sorry. This will involve you learning a little and applying what you learn. Good nutrition and health are synonymous. You must be involved and learn or the risk of you making mistakes and ending up sick again are high. As you progress through the lessons you should be able to begin restoring your health by implementing what you learn.

CAUTION: The recommendations provided in this education are extremely powerful. These recommendations are so powerful that in many cases they are more effective than pharmaceutical interventions. The difference is this program has limited side effects. THE EXCEPTION: Due to effectiveness of these recommendations INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETICS and those individuals on HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION must be very prudent and discuss this program with their physician. Failure to reduce injectable insulin before adopting such recommendations may decrease blood sugar to unsafe levels. Many insulin dependent patients must greatly reduce and in some cases eliminate their insulin within weeks of beginning this program. If you are using injectable insulin or high blood pressure medication please contact your physician to discuss monitoring before beginning this or any dietary or exercise routine.