ERSOY: Why is dieting a never ending story? Part 3 — is insulin your enemy?
Why is dieting a never ending story? In the previous parts of this series, I explained how the body will resist by changing hormones and slowing down the metabolism to either initially prevent you from losing weight or to trigger you to gain it back after losing it. This process is just our body trying to survive, it really doesn’t care how we may look in a certain outfit.
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“…and consuming higher fiber content carbohydrates, such as old fashion oats, sweet potatoes and high pressure cooked beans.”
Important: if you must have these foods…after cooking eat the starchy carbs (includes rice a local staple) COLD. This will convert them into resistant starch and generate a greatly reduced insulin response.
Also: don’t let your doctor talk you out of adding a fasting insulin test to your regular blood work. You’ll want the fasting insulin marker to be <5. Doctors are not generally knowledgeable about insulin resistance, the primary driver of severe disease from T2 diabetes to cardiovascular.
Ayda’s column is awesome. I always look forward to learning new things about dietary health.
A shout out to RSW for some great tips and additional things to remember.