You hit the snooze button this morning like it’s a game show, smacking it several times before you finally roll out of bed, flick on the lights to see yourself. Sometimes looking in the mirror is hard because you just don’t get why the weight isn’t coming off. Unlike the girl down the hall at the office who’s 120lbs soaking wet stuffing her face with burgers the other day and washing it down with wine, you workout and hard. You jump higher, run faster and it still doesn’t budge. You’ve done juice cleanses, gone low carb but it’s still there. And worse, so is your PCOS which you’d love to think means pretty cute ovaries sista! But really you know it means polycystic ovarian syndrome.
If you can relate, you’re going to love this video when I discuss the:
Insulin Resistance Diet: What you need to know
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What you’ll realize is that insulin resistance is best managed through diet, not just supplements, Metformin or hardcore exercise. And even if you get the diet aspect right, there’s also another major component that I discuss in this week’s video that you need to know about because it’s what many people ignore.
Now for those of you who are scratching your head wondering, “What the heck is insulin resistance?” Here it’s a recap:
Insulin is known as your “fat storage hormone”. If everything is working properly, sugar and insulin will travel alongside as buddies to the liver where sugar is then converted into fat to be burned off as fuel. This is given everything is working properly.
Problem is, in most cases where individuals have had a long history of excess wine, sugar and carbohydrates (thanks to the media for telling us that whole grains were good for so many years), insulin resistance can occur. This is when that fat won’t be burned off as fuel but rather stored as fat. And typically we see this accumulate around the midsection and the triceps.
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Insulin resistance, a key marker in PCOS, is also known as metabolic syndrome X because it becomes difficult to burn off fat.
But here’s the thing, it’s NOT just about your diet (even though it’s an incredibly effective tool to manage it). It’s also about managing your STRESS levels.
So in this week’s video I give you the straight shooting low down that you need to know, including my Zucchini Noodle & Avocado Pesto recipe that I know you’re going to love.
Want to print it out? Here it is ma’ fine foxes: