Insulin blocks fat burning

During metabolism of carbohydrates, the blood sugar level rises and the hormone insulin is released to bring the level back to the normal level. The distributed insulin has not only the task to lower the blood sugar, to utilize the glucose and store. Insulin also ensures the utilization of other nutrients, such as fat and protein.

This means that insulin promotes the storage of fat, because whenever you eat carbohydrates, fat is stored by the increased insulin level. Carbohydrates are easier and faster for the body to use and are therefore always burned in the first place.

So as long as there is a lot of sugar in the blood, the body's own fat burning is blocked, and your own fat reserves are not touched. In practice, if you eat fast-digesting carbohydrates and circulate insulin in your blood, your body can not burn fat.

Diet blockade insulin

Because of this, many overweight people struggle to lose weight. Most of them have developed insulin resistance for years, and thus constantly too much insulin in their blood. The first step to successful weight loss is lowering insulin levels. The drawback of many diets, however, is that they propagate many carbohydrate-containing meals, which repeatedly lead to insulin secretion and thus prevent effective fat burning.

A good and balanced diet takes this into account and recommends foods with complex carbohydrates and a high fiber content. The pancreas is hardly used in such dietary nutrition and spills only very little insulin.

She has holidays, so to speak. Insulin levels in the blood drop, and the small amount of insulin allows effective fat burning right from the start. At the same time you can lose weight without starving, because the fluctuations in blood sugar levels are gone.

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