June 29th, 2021

// What Are Signs Of Insulin Resistance And How Can You Reverse It?

What Are Signs Of Insulin Resistance And How Can You Reverse It?

Three-Time Champion Fitness Competitor Available For InterviewsChristine Hronec, an award-winning chemist and three-time champion fitness competitor, nutrition, and exercise expert is available for interviews.

1. Hemoglobin A1c test

The best way to determine whether or not someone has insulin resistance conclusively is to get your hemoglobin A1c tested. Just keep in mind, that when you get your A1c levels tested, it's an average of what's going on in your blood in the last thirty days. If your A1c levels are under 5.7, you are fine. Between 5.7 and I'd say about 6.4 is pre-diabetic. I'd say over 6.4 is diabetic.  

2. Your fasting blood glucose

If your fasting blood glucose is over 100, that's also an indicator. But outside of the actual numbers, if you eat carbohydrates, and when you eat carbohydrates, you still feel hungry afterwards, and you feel like once the hunger switch is turned on, it does not go off, this is a very good sign that you have insulin resistance.  And the reason why is because when you consume carbohydrates, it causes your blood sugar to go up. When your blood sugar goes up, what needs to happen is insulin is a messenger hormone, which is required to shuttle the glucose out of the blood and into the cells. However, some individuals do not have... that process doesn't go smooth for them.  So, what that means is insulin is grabbing onto the glucose molecule, knocking on the door of yourself and trying to escort it inside. And what ends up happening is the cells are non-responsive. They're not answering the door. It's like they don't have a secret knock. And when that happens, the pancreas creates more insulin and more insulin and more insulin. We're trying to barge down the doors of these cells to get the glucose out of the bugs.  It's a toxic system, a toxic state to have high blood sugar. So, when all of that occurs, you're starving on the cellular level, because we think of the food we consume, we think the end user of food is what? The stomach. No, the end user of that food is your cells. So, your cells still have not received energy, even though you are eating. So, if the cells are not receiving energy, they can't send the signal to the brain to tell you that you're full. So, you're going to keep eating and eating and eating, and it's just a recipe for disaster. Brain fog, just tired, hungry all the time - just crazy cravings.  

How to reverse insulin resistance The only way to really get in front of it and intercede it is to break that cycle. And it's going to be hard at first, because a lot of people have to go through a sugar detox process, or they really need to start fueling their body off of healthy fats for fuel instead of carbs. But it can be treated with proper nutrition. I see people reverse out of the diabetic and pre-diabetic state using nutrition alone. 

About Christine HronecChristine Hronec (https://gaugelife.com) is an award-winning chemist and three-time champion fitness competitor, nutrition, and exercise expert. Since founding her company Gauge Life in 2013, Christine has helped approximately 40,000 women transform their bodies and switch to a body-positive self-image. Her YouTube channel has over 25 million views. Christine has received awards from the American Chemical Society and was published in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Christine was part of the team that created Time magazine’s “Invention of the Year” for her work in the biotech field. 


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