Insulin Resistance Manage Food:

Managing Insulin Resistance Naturally with Food

One of the easiest things you can do to help manage insulin resistance is to simply change the types of foods you eat and adopt a more natural lifestyle.

In most cases, insulin resistance can be managed by cutting out simple sugars, starches and carbohydrates from your diet.

This often has an added effect of increasing the amount of fiber-rich foods you eat -- which helps improve your cholesterol levels and ratios -- but it also tends to add in many more vitamin-rich, highly nutritious foods too.

These foods often help give you added energy so you actually feel like being more active; plus they're often lower in calories so you end up losing weight because of the changes too.

Changing to a lower carb lifestyle is not easy for some people.

The primary goal is to remove or drastically reduce the amount of simple sugars you put into your system, and sometimes just taking this one step can be all that's needed for some people.

By reducing the amount of simple sugars you put into your body, you reduce the amount of sugar circulating in your blood.

And by having less sugar for your pancreas to have to dispatch to the cells, you're creating less work overall. You're also producing less insulin because there is less sugar for your body to have to deal with.

Reducing simple sugars from your diet can be done by simply stopping your intake of things like sugared sodas.

If you drink coffee or tea, try changing to a natural sweetener like Stevia instead. Be aware that this one small change can sometimes take several days to get used to.

For people who are used to having large amounts of sugar in their diet, there may be withdrawal symptoms such as feeling like you have a cold, or having a headache.

These symptoms usually go away after a few days.

The next step you can take is to reduce simple starches in your diet.

You don't necessarily have to eliminate breads; sometimes you can see great results by simply switching from a regular white bread to a whole grain variety such as pumpernickel.

You can also stop using instant rice, and use long grain varieties instead that need to be prepared on the stovetop.

Each of these small steps help reduce the amount of blood sugar your system has to deal with, and can in time reduce the insulin resistance problems you're experiencing too.

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