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the link between insulin resistance and weight loss

Geschreven door: Dr. Naomi Dongelmans MD
27 april 2024

Dear Reader,

I hope this message finds you well and thriving. Today, I'd like to delve into a significant topic that affects many of us: the link between insulin resistance and weight loss. Grasping this connection is key for anyone aiming to enhance their health and well-being.

Insulin resistance can pose a hidden challenge to your weight loss efforts. It occurs when the body's cells begin to resist the effects of insulin—essentially ignoring the signal to take glucose from the bloodstream and store it in cells. High levels of insulin not only pose health risks but also complicate your ability to shed weight.

But there's good news: You can manage, and even reverse, insulin resistance by adopting specific lifestyle and dietary changes. Here are some effective strategies, along with three amazing foods known to aid fat loss:


Incorporate a balanced diet:

Opt for a diet rich in non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins. Emphasise these three fantastic foods:

  • Cinnamon: This spice not only adds flavour without calories but also helps to reduce blood sugar and combat insulin resistance.
  • Avocados: Packed with healthy fats, avocados promote fullness and help maintain stable blood sugar levels.
  • Chia/flax seeds: High in fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, these seeds can increase fullness, slow absorption of your meals, and help manage blood glucose levels.

Regular physical activity:

Engaging in exercise helps to move glucose into the muscles for storage and promotes better insulin sensitivity.
Adequate sleep: Proper sleep is crucial for balancing the hormones that influence hunger and satiety. Ensuring a good night's sleep can make a significant difference in your metabolic health.
Stress management: Since chronic stress can impact both insulin secretion and sensitivity, finding effective ways to relax is essential for your overall health.

For tailored guidance and support

I'm collaborating with Nederland Slank, specialists in personalised nutrition plans, uniquely designed based on your blood analysis. This approach ensures the programme specifically addresses your insulin resistance and weight management needs. On the website, you can find detailed information, speak directly with Liesbeth, the founder, and receive a free consultation with me as part of the programme.

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Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your health and wellness journey.

Remember, consistent and small steps can lead to significant health improvements.

To your happy gut and brain,  Naomi MD

Dr. Naomi Dongelmans MD

Geschreven door: Dr. Naomi Dongelmans MD

the link between insulin resistance and weight loss
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