Insulin resistance symptoms
How do I know if I’m insulin resistant?
The apple shape vs the pear shape
The first clue that you may be insulin resistant is the distribution of fat on your body, as demonstrated in the “apple” vs “pear” shaped body images.
Insulin resistance is characterized by abdominal fat, as in the “apple” shape on the left. The rolls of fat around the midsection, the swollen belly – these are the classic signs. The accumulation of fat around and above the waistline is a danger sign.
In the “pear” shape, the weight is mostly below the waistline, on the hips and thighs, and the abdomen is markedly flatter. If you’re pear-shaped, you are unlikely to have insulin resistance. Continue Reading »