Food increases blood sugar. Insulin lowers it by escorting glucose like a bodyguard, into three different places in your body.
Insulin is a regulatory hormone that is made in the pancreas. It causes cells to absorb glucose from the blood and take it to the liver, muscles, and fat tissues. When insulin is in good working form—not too high and not too low – it sends a small amount of glucose to your liver, a large amount to your muscles to use as fuel, and a little to none to your fat storage.
When you are a perfect hormonal specimen, your pancreas produces exactly the right amount of insulin to have your blood sugar softly rise and fall within a narrow range (fasting levels of 70 to 85 mg/dL). But when you eat too much sugar, your pancreas slows down, and eventually, insulin becomes the overwhelming bodyguard.
Here’s what wears out the bodyguard:
Eating too much sugar causes wild fluctuations, both too high and too low, in your blood sugar. Insulin cannot keep up with these fluctuations.
Your pancreas keeps making more and more insulin, as a result. Insulin levels rise chronically high, which is called insulin resistance.
Blood sugar then stays high because very little glucose is escorted to the liver and muscles, and most is deposited as fat. In fact, your fat tissues can expand up to four times its size to accommodate the storage of glucose.
Fortunately, insulin resistance is reversible. Even if you feel totally out of control with your sugar cravings. That is because when you cut out sugar, your cravings will heal and your insulin will normalize. Make this important change for yourself! If you have strong cravings, I recommend taking Crave Control from Reset360. It is specifically designed to help you fight those cravings by giving your body what it needs, which in turn prevents cravings.
Here are 3 Ways to Reset Insulin’s Bodyguard Role:
Eat foods that stabilize blood glucose, i.e., clean proteins, slow-burning carbs, and healthy fats. This will lower your insulin levels into the target zone and is the most effective way to activate insulin. Reset360 is launching a new detox program. Sign up starts tomorrow August 8th, 2019. Sign up here!
Exercise so that your liver and skeletal muscles can store more glucose as glycogen and use it as fuel. I recommend exercises such as walking, yoga, barre, or HITT, but there are many types and style of exercise that you can try. Find the one that works best with your schedule, fitness level, and interests. It is more important to choose an exercise that you can do consistently, than one that is challenging at first.
Take supplements that help to sensitize your cells to insulin again and rehab the bodyguard. A great addition is the All-in-One shake from Reset360, which you can purchase in chocolate or vanilla. Bonus, Reset360 just announced a new Vanilla formula! After you’ve reset your hormones, I also recommend using the multitasker supplement with iron or without.
Science Behind Sugar Free
When you have insulin resistance, your cells have a decreased capacity to respond to insulin. To compensate for the decreased sensitivity to insulin, your pancreas secretes more insulin to try to grab the attention of the worn-out cell receptors.
Higher levels of insulin then create inflammation, make your blood sugar swing from high to low, and cause you to feel hungry soon after eating. When insulin remains high, you are no longer a lean, mean, fat-burning machine. Because your cells cannot absorb the glucose normally, your liver converts the glucose into fat.
Follow the path of a bite of the cupcake in order to understand the science of insulin and how it can get out of whack. Normally, you absorb the cupcake into your bloodstream as sugar, such as glucose. An increase in your blood sugar level triggers your pancreas to make more insulin, which attaches to your cells and removes sugar from your blood so it can be used as energy. Initially, your insulin targets mainly muscle and liver cells until insulin resistance occurs.