How can you reduce your risk of Insulin Resistance?

Rishi Dhingra

Rishi Dhingra

Insulin resistance is becoming more and more common, and it’s important to understand what it is and how it can affect your health. Insulin resistance occurs when the cells of your body become less sensitive to the effects of insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas that helps your body use glucose from carbohydrates for energy. 

When insulin resistance occurs, your pancreas must work harder to produce more and more insulin to keep your glucose levels in check, but eventually the pancreas can no longer keep up, resulting in high levels of glucose in your blood. This can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, as well as other health problems. 

So, what can you do to reduce your risk of insulin resistance? Here are some tips: 

Maintain a healthy weight Carrying too much weight can increase your risk of insulin resistance. Start by setting realistic goals and making steady changes to your diet and exercise habits. 

Eat a balanced diet: Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods such as whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, whole fruits, and vegetables are essential for good health and helps to keep your blood sugar stable. 

Exercise regularly: Exercise helps to lower your blood sugar and can also help to reduce your risk of insulin resistance. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least five days a week. 

Manage stress: Stress can cause your blood sugar to spike and can increase your risk of insulin resistance, so it’s important to find ways to manage your stress levels. Try activities like yoga, deep breathing, and mindfulness to help reduce stress.

By following these tips, you can help to reduce your risk of developing insulin resistance and other serious health problems. However, if you’re already experiencing insulin resistance, it’s important to speak with your doctor to discuss ways to manage the condition and stay healthy

I’m a practising nutritionist, with a background in human physiology and nutritional sciences. I take a holistic & scientific approach to all aspects of health & wellness. I use food and lifestyle changes to optimize one’s nutrition to promote longevity & healthy ageing. So, if you want to hack your healthspan and be the best version of yourself, sign up for my 3 month personalised holistic health program today,   and become your own nutritionist! 

Formal Consultation and Blueprint

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If you sign up for a formal consultation, you will receive a detailed questionnaire to fill out which I use to create a customised nutrition plan or formalised blueprint for you to follow.

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