Learn the Information the Government has suppressed since the early 1960’s. Spread the Word and Empower Women…Women can Finally Impact Their Health, Weight, and Wellness.
Part 1 of the 4 part series can be read at: https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/are-us-medical-associations-withholding-life-savinglife-changing-information-from-over-60-of-us-women/
This is Part 2 of a 4 part series: “Has the Government Suppressed Life Saving/Life Changing Information from Women?”
When a female is born with the genetic predisposition to Metabolism B and during the course of her life has experienced life stressors such as; emotional and physical stress, illness, chronic pain, overeating carbohydrate foods, under exercising, certain medications (steroids, beta blockers) or the normal hormonal changes of puberty, pregnancy, lactation, menopause….the diet and lifestyle that has been advocated by the medical associations since the early 1960’s are set up to work against her weight, health, wellness.
It is vitally important to a woman’s weight, health, energy level, and wellness to determine whether she has Metabolism B. If she is among the 60% of women who have insulin imbalance, resistance, metabolic syndrome…it is imperative for her to learn the healthful way to eat and live in concert with her metabolism.
In Part 1, it was revealed that over 60% of women who struggle with weight loss and have weight- related health issues cannot succeed in losing weight and getting healthy on a traditional low calorie diet.
This 4 part series will finally give women the information they need to lose weight and reach and maintain their best health.
YOU can GAIN Weight and FAT on a Low Calorie Diet
The truth is, over 60% of women are born with the genes for developing metabolic syndrome (Metabolism B). For millions of women; skipping breakfast, fasting, not having a bedtime snack, and having gaps of more than 5 hours without eating will actually gain weight and fat.
Women with uncontrolled Met B cannot succeed losing weight by decreasing calories and increasing activity. This is why well -known weight loss programs like Weight Watchers™, Jenny Craig™, Nutrisystem™, Medifast™ and even RD individualized low- calorie programs fail to work in the long term as any weight lost is quickly regained in the majority of dieters.
It’s interesting to watch the progress of Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers paid celebrities who lose weight and regain all of it after a short period of time. If these programs really worked, why do most women regain everything they lost in short order? The answer is: women are unsuccessful because the majority of women CANNOT lose weight/fat and keep it off on calorie/fat based diets. These diets work AGAINST their metabolism.
“Taking Fewer Calories in While Exercising More Calories Off” can only work for those women with with Metabolism A
The “calories in-calories out” concept applies to less than 40% of women. When Met A women decrease calories and increase activity, they initially lose weight. If they decrease their fat intake, they can reduce their cholesterol. No matter how much carbohydrate they consume, they will NOT develop type 2 diabetes. Something as simple as eliminating regular soda and night snacking is all that is needed for a Met A woman to lose weight.
Metabolism A is NOT the Norm
Be assured: Metabolism A is not the norm. Most women with weight issues have the alternate metabolism (Metabolism B). Met B is progressive and rooted in increasing levels of the fat gain hormone; insulin.
Those with Metabolism A do not have a problem with insulin imbalance. When they eat carbohydrate foods, their blood glucose rises, the pancreas releases the right amount of insulin, and carbohydrates are processed normally. If they over eat calorically, they gain weight; as the “calories in-calories out” applies to them. If they cut their calorie intake back, they will lose weight.
Met B Women Can Gain Weight on a Low Calorie Diet
Women with Metabolism B are born with the genetic predisposition to over-release insulin when their blood glucose rises. In short, they “over” process blood glucose resulting in a growing amount of fat on their body, in their blood (cholesterol and triglycerides), and even in their liver.
If women with Metabolism B follow a low calorie diet (lower in fat and calories and naturally higher in carbohydrate) they will gain fat, increase cholesterol/triglycerides, increase blood pressure, decrease Vitamin D, and experience fatigue, listlessness, irritability, and crave more carbohydrate foods. Over time, their medication needs will increase and they will gradually develop more health conditions. High insulin levels are not normal and they are the root of many health conditions and illnesses
(For medical conditions linked to uncontrolled Met B, see Part 1 of this series: https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/are-us-medical-associations-withholding-life-savinglife-changing-information-from-over-60-of-us-women/
The Story of the Bagel Bomb
The best way to understand the very different processing of carbohydrate foods can be seen in the very different way women with Met A and Met B process a bagel (I could have chosen sweets, fruit, pizza, brown/white pasta or rice, or any carbohydrate food)
Women with Metabolism A and the Bagel
1. A woman with Met A eats a bagel
2. The bagel converts to blood glucose
3. Blood glucose rises
4. The pancreas releases the correct amount of insulin to open the correct number of muscle, liver, and fat cells enabling glucose from the bagel to leave the blood stream and enter these cells. First, muscle and liver cells are refilled with glucose (to be stored as glycogen), and any remaining glucose from the bagel is ushered into fat cells for storage.
5. The blood glucose of the Metabolism A woman returns to normal
6. Four to five hours later, the Met A woman begins to feel hungry…all is normal the body of the person with Met A .
Women with Metabolism B and the Bagel BOMB
1. A woman with Metabolism B eats a bagel
2. The bagel converts to blood glucose
3. Blood glucose rises
4. The pancreas overreacts and releases excess insulin. After the liver and muscles are re-filled with glucose (glycogen), excess insulin opens excess fat cells.
5. When excess blood glucose enters an excess number of fat cells, an excess number of fat cells are filled with circulating glucose. This leaves glucose in the blood LOWER than normal.
6. In short order…usually about 1-2 hours after eating the bagel, the woman with Metabolism B experiences lower than normal blood sugar , strong carbohydrate cravings, irritability, fatigue, brain fog…and begins searching for more carbohydrate foods.
7. If she chooses to eat something (let’s say; an apple), blood glucose rises and the woman temporarily feels better. But…just like with the original bagel, excess insulin opens excess fat cells causing the woman to get “fatter” on the body and in the blood. Blood sugar drops again and 1-2 hours after the apple, she is once again looking for carbohydrate foods.
8. To the casual observer (like a person with Metabolism A ), it appears that this woman has no will- power, is “always feeding her face”, can’t control herself, is always tired, lazy, unmotivated, crabby, and getting fat around the middle.
The truth is, the woman with Metabolism B is in metabolic turmoil. Gradually, over a period of time, the health issues listed in Part 1 begin to progress.
So, what happens when a person with Met B follows a low calorie diet?
Mia (who unknowingly has Met B) is prescribed a 1400 calorie, low fat diet, or “WW™, or Jenny Craig™. She dutifully chooses egg whites, a whole grain English Muffin (dry), and a cup of assorted fresh fruit (fresh melon, blueberries, and other healthy, high antioxidant containing fruit). This is a cholesterol free, fat free, low calorie breakfast.
But Mia unknowingly has Metabolism B!
The carbohydrates (whole grain English muffin and fruit) will turn to blood glucose
The pancreas will over release the fat gain hormone insulin
Excess insulin will over-open fat cells
Excess blood glucose will enter fat cells
Circulating blood sugar drops lower than normal
About 1-2 hours later, Mia is famished as she is dealing with lower than normal blood glucose.
If she chooses not to eat (after-all, she’s counting calories)…her liver will step up to the plate and release glycogen stores.
Blood sugar will rise from the liver release
Excess fat cells are opened and fed
Mia gets fatter
Her low blood glucose causes more hunger
She ignores her hunger (counting calories)
The liver releases again….and…. you get the picture.
As soon as she eats her cup of lentil soup for lunch (fat free and on her diet)…..the carb changes to blood sugar and her pancreas once again over releases insulin..
Mia is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t eat.
If she doesn’t eat, her liver will self- feed by releasing glycogen to increase blood glucose
If she eats carbohydrate, her blood glucose will rise from the food.
When these patients report they are following their “diet” and their coach, MD, dietitian doesn’t believe them because their weight isn’t moving…think again.
The Low Calorie Diet is Failing the Dieter
Stay tuned for Part 3, for some truthful answers to these very important questions:
1. How do I know if I have Met B?
2. Will I ever be able to lose weight and keep it off?
3. Am I doomed to develop diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and low Vitamin D?
4. Can I live a normal life, eat normal foods, and enjoy a healthy life?
5. How can I prevent type 2 diabetes, overweight/obesity, and help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, certain cancers (breast, ovaries, skin, colon).
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