Where are you in your health risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes? Metabolic Syndrome is a health challenge you want to avoid that is described by a cluster of risk factors associated with Type 2 Diabetes.
You need to know and start taking charge of these risk factors.
- Obesity with waistlines over 40 inches for males and over 35 inches for females
- High or low blood sugar
- Elevated BMI (body mass index) greater than 30
- Elevated triglycerides
- Low levels of “good” cholesterol – HDL
- High blood pressure/hypertension
Have you had the tape measure out recently to measure your waistline?
You’ve probably heard people say their waistline is just right, they are just too short. Yes, height can influence you waistline but even a 6 foot tall woman like my 22 year old granddaughter should not have a waistline over 35 inches.
My husband is 6 foot 1 inch, was 6 foot 2 inches in his prime. He wore a waist size 32 when he was in high school; later went to a size 34 and is now back to size 32. Can you say your waist size is still the same as when you graduated from high school?
Did you know that if low blood sugar is not addressed it can turn into high blood sugar? So getting caught in the ‘insulin trap’ and constantly riding the ‘glycemic rollercoaster’ opens your fat storage doors and closes your fat burning doors. When this happens day after day, month after month and year after year your body really has no choice but to gain weight.
The “insulin trap” and the “glycemic rollercoaster” occur when you eat high glycemic response carbohydrates. High glycemic response foods can be used for energy immediately but if there is an overload they will be stored as fat. You will experience either a drop in blood sugar or a spike that causes too much insulin to be produced.
Sources of high glycemic response foods are processed refined grains and sugars such as most baked goods, processed cereals, soft drinks and candy. Some fruit and vegetables have a higher glycemic response than others.
It’s important to understand glucose in that it increases your body’s ability to makes insulin. When insulin is too high (high blood sugar) your body senses that too much energy is available so it shuts down fat used for energy. The extra glucose is stored as fat.
Glucose can be a double-edged sword. It is the basic source of cellular energy and is the primary fuel for brain function. Yet, in excess, it can damage the circulatory system, dehydrate vital tissue, cause damage associated with diabetes and sabotage weight loss efforts.
High gylcemic response food are typically foods that are high in calories. You may not necessarily be eating too many calories but you may be eating the wrong kind. All calories are not created equal. Never eat carbs (carbohydrates) alone. Always include a serving of protein with your serving of carbs. The protein is available for energy after the carb energy is used.
A few examples of protein/carb snacks or meals would be:
- A slice of sprouted grain bread with 1 or 2 eggs
- An apple with an ounce or 2 of white cheddar cheese
- Half a grapefruit with 8 to 12 raw almonds
The 2 to 1 ratio of protein/carbs help increase your metabolism and also help keep you off the ‘glycemic response rollercoaster’ and escape being thrown into the ‘insulin trap.’
NeoLife’s New Shakes and GR2 Control Program is a simple convenient way for you to reduce your risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes.
Benefits of the program are:
- Stabilizes blood glucose levels
- Keeps insulin levels low and steady
- Prolongs energy
- Reduces feelings of hunger
When you properly follow the NeoLife GR2 Control Program with either GR2 Protein or one of the NEW NeoLife Shakes the program is scientifically proven to work!
It was proven in human clinical trials to control glycemic response. This scientific report was published in the Journal of American Clinical Nutrition.
Another great benefit of the GR2 program is that it is totally safe for diabetics. So many weight loss programs will throw diabetics into a tail spin.
The other risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome will be covered in later articles.
Meanwhile take serious action to decrease your risk of Metabolic Syndrome complications. If you already have Metabolic Syndrome or Type 2 Diabetes be proactive in turning it around and getting out of the “insulin trap” and getting off the “glycemic response rollercoaster.”
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Pat has been married to the same man for 52 years, is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandma to 8 grandchildren. Growing up in the country gave her a head start to living a healthy lifestyle. This grandma became interested in nutrition as a mother and for the past 27 plus years she has specialized in teaching others the importance of good nutrition. Challenges along the road have been many; her father overcoming congestive heart failure with nutrition, her husband's battle with GERD and avoiding a major heart attack, her daughter's battle with a brain tumor, her grandson beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, her mother's stage 4 lung cancer, her mom-n-law's dementia, and others. Her goal is to share with others the things she has learned and is still learning about having the BEST REAL HEALTH possible.
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