Weight Loss and Insulin Sensitivity

Another post about stress and comfort eating, and how to lose weight.

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Meme about emotional eating

Weight Loss and Insulin Resistance

How do we lose weight? What is the exact mechanism on how that works?

If it was calorie counting (meaning eating less), then we wouldn’t see any skinny, male teenagers.

If it was the newest, trendy diet, say the Mediterranean Diet, then there would be no fat people in that part of the world.

Behind the success of every diet is a person’s insulin resistance level. You make some people less insulin resistant, or make them more insulin sensitive, and they will automatically lose weight.

  • You can do this by eating less (aka calorie counting/deficit), although your willpower will give out at one point, and , if it doesn’t, your body will adapt to having slightly less food than you need and your weight will stagnate for ages. Eating less on some days CAN be a part of the overall plan though.
  • You can do this by exercising. Exercise reduces insulin resistance, especially resistance exercise like sprinting, weights etc.,
  • You can do this through fasting occasionally, which emotional eaters would have a difficult time with. There are ways to fast for short periods in the day though to help you along while still eating the same amount of food.

There are lots of ways to help you lose weight by targeting your insulin sensitivity. For more details on that click here.

There are also 5 great tactics on this site you can use to help speed that along.

They are listed on the main page.

Give it a quick read and see for yourself.

If you’re an emotional eater, you already know you need to work on the root cause of the issue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t lose weight while you do. It’s done by tweaking a few things in your diet and eating habits without starving or hating your food.

See the main page of this site, the guide …

Emotional Eating Information

The Guide

… for more tips on how to properly manage emotional eating.

Free Emotional Eating Guide

The Eating Love Guide has helped many people regain control of their eating patterns, resulting not only in weight loss but also better health and improved self-esteem. To read it online, click here.

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