How to Lose Weight With Metabolic Syndrome
Losing weight when dealing with metabolic syndrome can be challenging, but you can experience significant improvements with the right approach. As mentioned below, individuals with metabolic syndrome can make positive strides toward weight loss and improved well-being by implementing specific diet and lifestyle changes.
You can start by learning to eat a balanced diet, reduce stress, and get good quality sleep. Let's explore some foods to eat, foods to avoid, and how I can help you incorporate a simple and effective meal plan that can help you on your journey to a healthier life by eliminating metabolic syndrome.
When learning how to lose weight with metabolic syndrome, gaining more knowledge about your metabolism is the most important thing. What you need to combat metabolic syndrome is different from someone else. The first thing I do when someone meets with me in person or online is order comprehensive metabolic labs for them. Not just a CBC, and TSH, I mean extensive labs.
When we review their results, most people say, "Wow, I never knew all this about my health, and this is extremely helpful towards me knowing what to eat."
For example, getting a CBC (complete blood count), comprehensive thyroid with free levels of t3 and t4, thyroid ab, fat storage markers like leptin and insulin, inflammation markers like c-reactive protein, homocysteine, fibrinogen, checking lipid levels including triglycerides are crucial to your success. Not getting metabolic labs done is my #1 reason people fail when trying to lose weight with metabolic syndrome; they need more information about their metabolism to know what it needs to get the job done right.
Hi, I am Alane, a holistic nutritionist with 30+ years of experience in holistic health, wellness, and weight loss. Losing weight is not about dieting; it is about making sure your metabolism works for you and not against you.
Years ago, I gained some weight; this was maybe 20 years ago; I had no idea until proper metabolic bloodwork was run that I had hypothyroid, high leptin (fat storage), Hashimoto's, and increased insulin. No one ever ran labs like that. I was constantly being told to lose weight by dropping my calories, but I was only eating about 900 calories a day, I could not reduce anymore, or I would starve.
The answer to what is the best diet for metabolic syndrome for me wasn't in calorie counting; it was in getting my thyroid to work better and changing my diet so the Hashimoto's improved. I did that, and I lost weight.
When people know what their metabolism needs, the work to lose weight with metabolic syndrome is a breeze.
Second: When you reduce inflammatory foods, pain levels drop, which helps people to move more. If I am hurting and hubby wants to go hiking, he can go alone. But if my pain and inflammation are way down, I will happily walk alongside him. For each person, what foods cause inflammation can be different.
I always check for inflammation levels in the blood work I run. It is a problem that people are lying around the house because they hurt so much instead of leading an active life. Your body does not have to hurt so much.
Third: Lower your insulin levels, and balance your blood sugar to stop insulin spikes that cause weight gain.
It is so eye-opening how I can be at one weight on the scale for days and then eat a white potato or a bowl of spaghetti, get on the scale the next day, and it is up 5 pounds. Why? Because insulin shot up with my food, the higher the insulin, the more fat cells and the scale moved in the wrong direction.
When blood sugar is balanced and insulin is low, it is easier to lose weight with metabolic syndrome, and the weight will stay off as long as insulin and blood sugar are at healthy levels.
The funny thing is that our mood improves when no more insulin spikes occur. Do you feel happy and peppy or moody and cranky the morning after you eat white potato, spaghetti, cake, or cookies? I am on the cranky side. And when people are grumpy, they tend to eat more sugar, spikes insulin, and the cycle continues.
Your energy can also be running sky-high when insulin is lower. Your body wants to be still, lie down, and sleep if you eat something that spikes insulin. If you are high on energy, you will be active. And when you are tired, you most likely want to eat high starchy or sugary foods, which raises insulin and lower energy, and the cycle continues.
Friends, you CAN break the blood sugar and insulin spike cycle and lose weight with metabolic syndrome. You need to know what to do to have success. It would help if you had a metabolic plan; I have it, it is called metabolic mastery, and it works. I have used it repeatedly in my practice and have had much success helping people lose weight and keep it off.
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