The Hormone "Insulin" - Does it Prevent Fat Loss?
plays a major role in weight gain, and even keeps us from losing weight.
Insulin is responsible for the storage of all the foods we eat:
carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. However, high glycemic carbohydrates
cause blood sugars to rise very rapidly, therefore causing the pancreas to
release insulin very rapidly. In some people the body overcompensates and
releases too much. The insulin will store these carbohydrates/sugars very
quickly. The good side is you get a quick burst of energy; the bad side is
most of what is eaten will be stored as fat. Since the blood sugars rose
very rapidly, the insulin will try to bring the blood sugars within normal
ranges very rapidly, causing the sugars to be pushed by the insulin into
every cell, including fat cells. On the other hand, if you eat
low-to-moderate glycemic carbohydrates, blood sugars rise more slowly;
therefore so does insulin. When this happens more of what you ate is pushed
into your body's cells to be used for energy, and whatever is left over
will be stored in fat cells. Our weight loss programs will show you exactly
how to control insulin and blood sugar levels so optimal weight loss
results will be achieved.
Insulin activates lipoprotein
lipase. This enzyme acts as a roadblock for the removal of
triglycerides (fat) out of the fat cells. Insulin also inhibits another
enzyme called hormone sensitive
lipase. This enzyme is responsible for the breaking down of stored
fats, on your waist so to speak. During exercise if insulin levels are
high, your body will use more energy from carbohydrates/sugars than from
fat. Now you can see why most people see very little or no results in
weight reduction, even though they exercise.
The key is to control your insulin and blood sugars levels and our programs
will show you how.