How do you know if you are Insulin Resistant or Carbohydrate Intolerant?

Continuing on the topic of insulin…

As previously discussed in last weeks blog,
Insulin is a hormone, made by the pancreas,  that controls the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood and allows the cells to use the glucose for energy or storage as body fat for later use

Symptoms to look for after eating carbs:M&Ms

•Intestinal bloating or gas

•Poor concentration or sleepiness

•Feelings of depression

•Frequently hungry

•Frequently fatigued or low energy

•Insomnia or sleep apnea

•Frequent craving for sweets or caffeine

•Polycystic ovary for women

Do not add carbohydrates in back-back meals or snacks because insulin production is partly influenced by your previous meal. The more carbohydrates consumed the more insulin produced.

Just the mere taste of sugar on the tongue stimulates the release of insulin.

About 40% or more of the carbs you eat is converted to fat and stored as body fat.. any wonder you have an excess amount?

Finding your level of tolerance is what’s most important and then eat only whole food sources of carbohydrates, nothing processed or refined.  Once you find this you yourself can find the balance in your diet…Who knows maybe in your life too : )

Insulin resistance or carbohydrate intolerance may be  a precursor to Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

GO for Life! ™joycethumb

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Ref material for this blog post from “The Big Book of Health and Fitness” By Dr. Phillip Maffetone… Thanks Dr. Romero for the referral  : )


The Definition of ” INSANITY” is …

einstein1_7“Insanity is doing the same thing over & over again but expecting different results” -  Albert Einstein  (Although attribution here remains questionable, I will still credit Einstein as the source.)

Ever feel like you’re stuck on a hamster wheel going round and round in the same direction but going nowhere… I have had this feeling several times over throughout my life.  Usually this is an indication of a need for change.

Here’s an idea… This month, make a commitment to doing something different.  Maybe something you have thought about doing or just doing something you already do but do it in a different way. Surely this will ellicit a change in your life, redirect the flow of energy that comes in and out. Make space for new people and new experiences in your life and notice the changes in and around you..

Let me now what you decide to change & would love if you would share the changes you experience.

I am making a 30-day commitment to change something this month… I will keep a journal to document my experience and will keep you posted.

Try something new & different!

See you changed at the end of this month : )

Safe travels…

GO for Life! ™contact

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer