With all this talk about insulin and what it does in our bodies, the good and not so good, what can we do? Is there anything we can do to correct the issues?
Why yes there is! We are not helpless and bound to be stuck in a raging ocean of insulin levels.
Here are several simple and effective steps you can take. I did say simple, not necessarily easy. It is worth it:
- become fat adapted
- stop eating so many carbs, they shouldn't make up the largest majority of your food intake
- eat more protein
- move frequently at a slow pace
- lift heavy things
- sprint once in awhile
- supplement smartly, there are some great supplements to help the body through this to better deal with carbs.
How do you become a fat burning beast? We have to remind the body how to burn fat for fuel again. Remember this is our natural setting as human. The best way to do this is taking the 21 Day Primal Challenge. For 21 days you are going to eat like our ancestors, deeply nourishing fats, proteins and some carbs from seasonal berries and veggies. You want your carb load below 100 grams but probably not far below 50 grams. The majority of your food intake is going to come from animal proteins and fats. Avoid all processed foods.
Primal Bluprint Carb Curve
In a short 21 days you can return to your natural factory setting of fat adaption and be on your way to freedom from insulin crashes and spikes, all day energy, effortless weight lose and maintenance, healing your body. This doesn't mean in 21 day you will have lost all the weight you want and be in prefect health. This 21 days is a kick start to taking back your health. You will have to continue putting in the work of deeply nourishing your body, allowing it to heal and recover. The body wants to heal it's self, we have to give it the means to do so.
This doesn't mean you will not ever be able to eat high carb days or have a splurge. You absolutely can! 80/20 principle, 80% of the time feed your body whole, nutrient dense foods and then you have your 20% to indulge.
If you have any questions or need help with this process, please reach out to me!
Where your mitochondria go, your health goes.
All my love,