This is PART 3 of my 4 part series on the diet information that has been with-held from US Women. 60% of women cannot lose weight and get healthy on the traditionally recommended diet guidelines of reducing calories and increasing activity. Empower yourself and your friends and family by passing this information along.
This segment provides solid information to help you to determine if YOU are in the 60% of US women who cannot succeed losing weight and keeping it off or reaching and maintaining great health on a traditional diet.
At the end of this series you will understand that you are not a failure, the diet you were told to follow is the failure.
In case you missed the previous 2 parts of the series, start here:
PART 1: https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/are-us-medical-associations-withholding-life-savinglife-changing-information-from-over-60-of-us-women/
So do YOU have Metabolism B??
-Are you having difficulty losing weight? Despite solid dieting attempts, you can no longer lose weight and keep it off; even your old “tried and true” methods no longer work.
– Do you notice fat accumulating around your middle; belly fat, muffin top, love handles, back fat?
– Are you LOW on energy? Do you feel tired upon arising, need a nap or caffeine during the day, fall asleep watching TV soon after dinner?
– Is your overall body fat percentage increasing?
-Is your blood pressure inching up?
– Have you been told your cholesterol is high?
-Has your doctor mentioned your Vitamin D level is low…take a supplement?
-Do you notice problems with short term memory, focus, and concentration?
-Are you experiencing food cravings and do you find yourself binge eating?
– Do your moods rollercoaster between depression/anxiety? Do you have a short fuse?
-Do you feel low self-esteem or ashamed due to your weight or size?
BRIEF REVIEW OF THE MAIN-POINTS of PART 1 and PART 2 of THIS SERIES
As Part 1 and Part 2 concluded, less than 40% of women can lose weight and keep it off following a low calorie, low fat diet with increased activity. For under 40% of the population, popular weight loss diets like Weight Watchers™, Jenny Craig™, Nutrisystem, ™ Medifast™, and even individualized weight loss diets planned by RD’s can work. People with normal insulin production (I call this Metabolism A) can succeed on a calories in-calories out approach to dieting.
BUT, over 60% of women will NOT succeed in weight reduction and improvement in weight-related health conditions following the same low calorie, low fat typical weight loss diets. These are the Weight Watchers™ failures, the Jenny Craig™ regains, and Nutrisystem™ yo yo’s. Did these dieters fail at the program? No they did not. The program failed them.
If a woman with insulin imbalance (Metabolism B) attempts to lose weight and get healthy on a diet planned for those with Metabolism A (those with normal insulin response), the Met B dieters will NOT succeed and, in fact, can get fatter and sicker.
Over 60% of the population has the genetic predisposition to insulin imbalance. Their pancreas will gradually over-react to normal rises in blood sugar by releasing excess insulin. And insulin is a fat gain hormone.
Blood glucose normally rises after we eat carbohydrate foods or due to the body’s self -feeding mechanism. When a person exceeds 5 hours without eating, the liver automatically releases stored glucose to maintain our blood sugar so we can stay alive.
When a Met B woman’s liver begins to self- feed, this normal and natural blood sugar rise trips the Met B pancreas to over- release insulin. Even though the person is not eating, his blood sugar will rise and excess insulin release will cause the person to gain excess fat and feel blood sugar lows.
For Met B’s, it appears as if they are darned if they eat and darned if they don’t. They really can gain weight on the same low calorie, low fat diet that allows others to lose weight.
When Met A’s are sick, they lose weight. When Met B’s get sick, they can gain weight. Stress causes those with Met A to lose their appetite. Stress for those with Met B triggers uncontrolled excess eating. Those with Met A can go 4-5 hours without feeling hunger. Those with Met B are lucky to reach 2-3 hours without feeling hungry and “needing” something to eat.
Dieting is a different world for those with Met A vs those with Met B.
Do I have Met B?
There are 3 ways to conclude if you have Metabolism B. Fasting labwork, personal symptoms, and medical history
Fasting Lab Work that confirms Met B:
Make sure to have labs drawn as close as possible to wake up after fasting a minimum of 8 hours. The following are the qualifiers for Met B. They will not match the qualifiers on your lab tests…
Fasting: Met A Met B
Glucose 65-85 Under 65 OR over 85
Hemoglobin A1C 5.2- 5.6 Under 5.2 OR over 5.6
Insulin level 7.0 or under Over 7.0
Vitamin D Over 40 Under 40
Total cholesterol 200 Over 200 without medication
LDL cholesterol Under 100 Over 100 without medication
Triglycerides Under 100 Over 100
TSH .45 -4.0 Under .45 or over 4.0
The Symptoms of Met B
Late afternoon energy slump
Occasional Panic Attacks
Cravings for carbs (chocolate, chips, bread, pasta, ice cream, etc)
Not feeling full for any length of time
Old tried and true diets no longer work
Midsection fat deposits (muffin top, belly fat, back fat, love handles)
Difficulty losing weight and then keeping it off
Poor short term memory
Problems with focus and concentration
Racing thoughts or brain fog
Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Caffeine has less of an impact than it used to
Alcohol has more of an impact than it used to
Intermittent blurry vision
Difficulty with night driving and increased light sensitivity
Family or Personal Medical history of those with Met B
High blood lipids like cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides
Anxiety disorder or panic attacks
Cancer (breast, colon, skin, prostate, uterine, testicular, pancreatic)
Diabetes (hypoglycemia, pre diabetes, gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes)
Autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis)
Will you have all the lab work, symptoms, or medical history of a person with Met B? No. Remember that Met B is a progressive condition. You might start off with normal labs and no real symptoms but as your life progresses, environmental stressors occur and your genetic predisposition causes these changes to occur.
Stay tuned for the conclusion of this 4 part series: What kind of diet and lifestyle do I need now that I know I have Met B?
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Stay tuned for the conclusion of this very important series for WOMEN. Let’s join together, inform others, and lose unhealthy weight/fat, regain our self esteem, energy, and youthfulness, and have our very best blood pressure and labs. Cheers to the women! We now have the KEY.