Beth in my Running Boot camp talked about her “muffin top” which the doctor said she has Insulin Resistance. Then she asked what Insulin Resistance is. Dr. Christine Northrup explains this as “Excess blood sugar over long periods of time eventually leads to insulin resistance. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and it is responsible for ferrying glucose from the bloodstream into our cells, where it is used for fuel.” Consuming refined sugars such as cookies, white bread creates the surge of the blood sugars. Over time these surges of high blood sugars is stored as fat which results in belly fat. When there is a lot belly fat there is an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Changing your diet to complex carbohydrates, good protein, low good fats, and exercise including cardio and resistance can reduce your risk and reverse it. This is not easy but it is a lifestyle change. I have clients who have workout did this gone off blood pressure medication and reduced their risk of diabetes. Think this as an investment to health living longer.