What is insulin resistance?
Before we talk Insulin Resistance, lets talk Insulin. Insulin is made by your pancreas and allows your body to use glucose (sugar) from carbohydrates in your diet.
This particular molecule helps keep your blood sugar levels from getting too high (hyperglycaemia) or too low (hypoglycaemia).
A good way to remember this is that HYPER comes from too much sugar, and HYPO comes from not enough.
When your body stops responding to the insulin control that keeps your blood sugar regulated, known as insulin resistance.
By incorporating a ketogenic diet, you are keeping the amount of insulin created consistent, regulating the amount of insulin your body has to produce on a regular basis, which in turn makes your body more sensitive to the amounts you produce.
Low insulin levels cause the body to into a state of distress, and so can high insulin levels. Consistent levels of insulin is a good thing, because insulin is such an important part of your muscle building ability, plus also the amount of time you can spend without thinking about food.
I’m currently 18 hours into a 24 hour fast whilst writing this post, and my brain is on fire! Being able to go without food not only keeps your mood and mental stability in check, but it also frees up an immense amount of time throughout the day.
Once I had finished the 24 hour fast, the increased awareness and ketone production sticks around for many days. Some say that its the next best thing to a healthy nutritious diet.
Many people eat only 2 per day, and some even eat only once per day. The only way this can be achieved is by enabling your body to burn fat, and become independent of sugar style carbohydrate energy.
I hope you found this post useful. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me!