Written by Rose Posted in Weight Loss on Tuesday, 13 February 2018.

It’s a Hormonal Problem…

Ever felt like your cravings for sugar are just simply out of control?  Ever feel like you can’t even wrap your brain around the idea of detoxing from your drug of choice…carbs?  The struggle is real…

And so are the consequences.

In all the ways that I hear clients tell me why they’ve gained weight, there is always one common denominator (whether they know it or not):  a hormonal dysfunction.  That hormone, being INSULIN, is the prime culprit behind weight gain.

 Let’s first take a look at how this whole insulin thing gets so out of control.

Whenever you take in carbohydrates, your pancreas releases insulin.  Insulin has several roles in your body.  One is that is regulates your blood sugar level.  The other is that it activates your fat cells for fat storage…now doesn’t that sound awesome???  NOT!!!!

When your pancreas is functioning normally it will produce the right amount of insulin necessary to regulate that blood sugar and there is no excess fat storage.  However, when we consume too many carbohydrates, the pancreas will try to compensate by producing more and more insulin, becoming like an overworked engine and producing far more insulin than necessary.   The overproduction of insulin will cause the blood sugar to drop too low which in turn will cause more cravings for sugar (hypoglycemic).  In addition to the cravings, the excess insulin is causing you to store more and more fat.

It’s an evil cycle, but there is hope.

Exercising more won’t fix the cycle.  Eating less will only kill your metabolism.  The balanced diet will only “balance” your weight.  So then what?

You literally have to rest that overworked engine.  Let it cool down so that it work again properly.  Restrict simple and complex carbohydrates and give your body time to repair.  Once you’ve reset the pancreas, you can re-introduce carbs again and the insulin will not be out of control.

Respect your pancreas. 

It is important and it is sensitive.  And when you wear it out, the consequences can be ten-fold from cravings to fat storage to diabetes.