Losing weight has many benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, including better control of blood glucose levels. You will definitely feel better if you lose some of your extra pounds.
There are some good reasons why the standard advice of “eat less, exercise more” for people with type 2 diabetes does not produce results:
1In type 2 diabetes, insulin is high and insulin is a fat storage hormone.
We all have glucose, a kind of sugar, in our blood at all times. Glucose is an energy source that is mainly produced through the consumption of carbohydrates. Basically, when you eat carbohydrates, your blood sugar level rises.
Insulin is secreted by your pancreas, and insulin has a lot of functions in your organism. One of the functions of insulin is to get glucose from the blood and transport it to the cells where it can be used. Glucose also increases the amount of insulin. So if you eat carbohydrates and your blood sugar level rises, insulin also rises. Once in the cells, glucose is usually used as an energy carrier. If you have type 2 diabetes, this process doesn’t work so well anymore: your body has become resistant to the insulin signal, so insulin isn’t as effective at removing glucose from your blood. This is how you get a high blood sugar level after eating carbohydrates. A chronically elevated blood sugar level is dangerous, so the body has to do something about it.
Your body reacts by producing more and more insulin to try to do the job. Now, remember that insulin has many functions, not just to facilitate the removal of glucose from the blood. Insulin also promotes fat storage and blocks the release of fat from fat storage. So instead of losing weight, you just keep gaining weight thanks to all that insulin.
2Typically recommended eating habits often backfire by satisfying hunger and keeping blood sugar high.
If you’re like most people with type 2 diabetes, you’ve been told to eat carbohydrates but less total calories, and to eat small meals all day long to keep your blood sugar constant; you’ve probably been advised to count your carbohydrates and eat enough of them to maintain your blood sugar after taking medication to lower it, right?
The result is that they are always hungry, always thinking about food and facing up to desire. There is a survival instinct at work that even the most strong-willed person cannot withstand for long. This is a situation in which your physiology fights against you. More importantly, these frequent small meals with carbohydrates produce peaks in blood sugar, followed by drops in blood sugar – a blood sugar roller coaster that stimulates frequent hunger.
3Type 2 diabetes medications can promote weight gain.
Do you remember that your body’s insulin is a fat storage hormone? This also applies to the insulin prescribed to you, whether by injection or pump. Therefore, a common side effect of prescribed insulin is weight gain. Another type of medication for type 2 diabetes, sulfonylurea, works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. Then again, increasing the amount of insulin in your body means increasing fat storage and weight gain.
People who live with type 2 diabetes are insulin resistant, which means that their tissues do not respond as they should to insulin. Insulin moves sugar through the blood to the cells. If your body does not respond to its own insulin, then your blood sugar remains chronically elevated, and your body produces more insulin. The most direct solution is to lower the source of high blood sugar itself – carbohydrate consumption.
In fact, insulin resistance can basically be called “carbohydrate intolerance” because if carbohydrates are consumed by someone who is insulin-resistant, blood sugar levels are not lowered as effectively. So by eating fewer carbohydrates, we both reduce the glucose load in the blood and reduce the release of insulin.
At the end of the diet, you will have a new perspective on how weight to lose weight and you will have full control over your weight for the rest of your life. You have the tools and knowledge of what you need to lose pounds quickly, practically whenever you change your path from a healthy to an unhealthy diet.
One of the biggest problems with dieting is that weight is dropping very slowly. From this point of view, The 4 Week Diet is an absolute turning point. You will no longer lose weight at snail’s pace. Instead, by following this diet, you can expect to lose 3/4 to 1 pound of fat every day. And, if you want to double these results, 4-week training is included in the training materials.