Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Hyperinsulinemia is chronically high insulin levels in the bloodstream. Insulin is your fat storage hormone created in the pancreas to help maintain blood sugar levels. High levels of insulin prevents lipolysis, which utilizes our stored energy in our fat cells. Most rely on glucose as their energy source to fuel their body which requires grazing every few hours to maintain proper blood sugar levels. Relying on glucose keeps our stored fat stored and prevents utilizing fat as a fuel source.
Symptoms of hyperinsulinemia
Weight Gain, especially around the abdomen
Difficulty losing weight- no matter how hard you try
Frequent Hunger (Feeling Hangry)
Feeling like you need to eat every few hours to maintain blood sugar
Problems with Concentration
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Insulin resistance is the primary cause of hyperinsulinemia with the pancreas having to compensate by producing more and more insulin. Insulin resistance can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes which occurs when the pancreas can no longer keep up with insulin needs to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
How do we lower our insulin levels? We can lower our insulin levels by eating a low carbohydrate diet to maintain lower blood sugar levels. Insulin must be lowered if you want to utilize your stored energy from your fat cells. If you want to lose weight- lower your insulin. Contact us to learn more about how you can turn your body into a fat burning machine!
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