Diet & Weight Loss
If you are over-weight or simply cannot shed those few extra pounds, no matter what you do, then you are either approaching what is known as Metabolic Syndrome or you are in the middle of it.
Metabolic Syndrome is caused by years of overeating sugar and high-glycemic or simple carbohydrate foods that spike the blood glucose levels. High levels of sugar in the blood cause the body to over-stimulate the release of insulin – the body's storage hormone. Over the long term, the pancreas becomes exhausted and insulin levels decline, which leads to diabetes. High levels of sugar in the blood produce free radicals that oxidize or damage the cells that line the blood vessels. This causes inflammation, which obstructs insulin's ability to carry glucose through the arterial walls to the muscle cells. The glucose is carried, instead, to the fat cells, where it is stored – typically around the waist.
People in this situation will find that going on a diet doesn't work because the glucose continues to go directly to the fat cells. The solution requires a change in lifestyle away from simple-carbohydrate, high-glycemic foods and adding more exercise to their daily routine to help move stored glucose out of the fat cells and into the muscle cells.
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