Is it time to reset your insulin sensitivity?
Did you know that people who over stress, over train or use fasting or caloric restriction irresponsibility can have the insulin and glucose imbalances as someone who is inactive and overeats junk food?
It’s true. Stress like sugary foods raise glucose levels. Over time that can leave the system inefficient at absorbing glucose and utilizing or cleaning up free insulin in the system. Great research has been reported by the American Diabetes Association citing that, “Human studies have shown that stress can stimulate hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia...” (Feinglos, 1, et al.)
We’re seeing this correlation in females who overtrain and pre diabetics who don’t work out. Would seem odd but understanding that whether you eat high glycemic carbs or stress your body out, both independently can raise sugars the same. Inefficiency of glucose partitioning can lead to fat gain, increased muscle loss, fatigue, pcos, and many other diseases down the road. Not to mention not getting the most out of your dieting and training.
We recommend that all competitors, middle aged adults, and avid fitness goers should buy a glucose monitor and check their blood sugars exactly two hours after eating a balanced meal with some protein, fats, and about 20 gms carbs in the afternoon consecutively over the coarse of 3 days to a week. If your sugars consistently come back near 100 or above it’s time for a glucose/insulin reset program using Mediterranean or Ketogenic dieting strategies for 6-10 weeks depending on severity. Don’t wait for a 12 hr fasted glucose from your doctor to tell you if you have an issue. Take charge of your health and get ahead of it before it’s a problem. We recommend you do this once a year to stay optimal and healthy for decades to come! #createimpact
Feinglos, Mark. Schneider, Mark. Surwit, Richard. “Stress and Diabetes Mellitus,” Diabetes Care, American Diabetes Association, 15 Oct 1992,