If you’ve just been diagnosed as insulin resistant (or even prediabetic), you may be very confused and wondering where to start. I know how you feel! I’ve been where you are now and I understand what it’s like to be faced with this.
For many people this is completely new territory, but if you follow an insulin resistance diet:
- it will bring your weight down where other diets have failed
- you will quickly gain control of your appetite and cravings
- your blood sugar will stabilize
- you will greatly reduce the risk of ever getting diabetes
- you will learn what foods you can eat to be able to maintain a healthy weight
- you’ll finally be able to reduce your abdominal fat
To get results, the focus of your diet will shift from calories to carbohydrates. Before you read on, be assured you do not have to completely stop eating all carbohydrates! My own belief is that moderation and a gradual change in awareness will bring lasting results.
The 2 easiest ways to start are:
1) For the basics, get my Quick Start Guide to Reversing Insulin Resistance - you’ll instantly get all the knowledge it took me months to research! It’s very easy to do, not extreme at all, and will help you to quickly identify what you need to do differently from all the other diets you’ve tried that have never delivered results.
2) Sign up for my 12-week program (the first 2 weeks are free) at http://reverseinsulinresistance.com You will get some recipes just for signing up, but the most important thing is that it guides you week by week, helping you to learn and make adjustments as you go. It is full of information, including food guidelines. The idea of the week-by-week program is that you’re more likely to stay committed by getting new information each week. You have the time to implement each new strategy you learn, making the transition easy and forming new habits to increase your success long-term.
Other things to check out
Insulin Resistance Diet book recommendations
- The Glycemic Load Diet (very simple principles, easy to implement)
- The Insulin-Resistance Diet (also easy to follow, a great introduction and undoubtedly easier to stick to than most)
- or you may also like The South Beach Diet (good variety and a lot of different accompanying cookbooks).
We’re all different and we all have different attitudes to the news that we’re insulin resistant. Some people embrace it (as I did, because I finally understood why I had not been able to lose weight, and what I needed to do to change that) and in this instance you cannot wait to get started!
Others will just want to slowly absorb information and make gradual changes as they understand and learn more and more. Start to educate yourself, read about the Glycemic Index and find out how to make lower carb versions of your favorite foods, join forums and groups to find out what others have done and how they have progressed. Check out my Facebook page and meet other who are on the same journey. But don’t just read – act upon what you learn, and make those changes, one at a time if need be. Start to investigate where you can get hold of low carb foods and try them.
It doesn’t matter how quickly you implement the changes as long as you DO something! Not changing anything will not get you results. As long as you’re prepared to make some adjustments, the rewards are there. Weight loss, fitting into smaller clothes, having more energy, not being controlled by insane cravings…