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Does Insulin Make You Fat -The Diabetic Truth –

October 12, 2019


Good morning my resilient diabetics,
we’ve got a phenomenal episode for you today. The question is, does insulin make
you fat?? Will insulin make you gain weight? Not only will these questions of
the day be answered but I will change the way you view insulin. It will no
longer be looked and viewed as this bad hormone, one of the people gain
weight or gets fat, but a life-saving anabolic
hormone. When used right it can not only help you lose fat but gain muscle – at
the same time. Yes you heard me insulin has other vital roles that
you’ve probably never heard of or come across. And these unknown factors play a
huge role in terms of how you feel, energetic or lethargic, and the way you
look. So if keeping healthy, losing fat, gaining muscle, and most importantly
for us diabetics controlling blood sugar are your goals, then you’re gonna
want to subscribe to this new channel. So first of all you’ve got to hit those
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healthier life. So before we begin this episode and your newly diagnosed diabetic,
you are gonna need a solid healthcare team to help guide you. They will have
the hands-on the wealth of information in the experience, for navigating this
really complicated world of diabetes. Adding to these incredible
complications and variables each one of us is different we all have unique forms
of diabetes so we respond differently to both food and medication. Now they and
they alone will help you put together an effective gameplan of needed medications
diet advice and medical know-how. It’s what I call a solid base!
So who are part of this this team you’re going to need.
Obviously, your primary care doctor, a diabetes nurse educator, a certified
diabetic educator, registered dietitian, endocrinologist,
eye doctor, podiatrist, that’s a foot doctor, exercise physiologist, and some may
need a therapist, social workers, psychologists, because this folks is not
going to be an easy road to travel for you or for your family or loved ones,
because this involves everyone around you. Remember their primary advice takes
precedence over everything!! Okay now that we got that out of the way we can begin. So
when you think of insulin what comes to mind……. Yes
insulin is the primary regulator of fat stores so you only think about weight
gain and fat gain. And yet you’d be correct when insulin levels are
chronically elevated after meal insulin will open up those cells for the
excessive calories to be stored as either fat in adipose tissue or glucose
which can which gets converted back to fat and then stored in those adipose
tissues. When insulin levels fall, guess what, the body releases the fat from
storage and it’s oxidized for fuel… Simple…. So but what’s really on in a diabetic when diabetes is not well controlled. The
body can’t use the glucose from the food for direct
energy that means sugar is continually being built up in the bloodstream and
this leads to major complications as we all know. For one you’re going to feel
hungry all the time why because the energy is not getting
into the cells where it belongs. You’ll also become thirsty why because your
kidneys in particular are working extra hard to flush all that sugar out of the
bloodstream and it just can’t keep up for a very long time. So what
happens, you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and one of the doctors advice
is to add insulin to the equation and that’s where everybody starts to freak
out. So we’re gonna have to have a general overview in order so that you
become comfortable with the idea of what insulin is and the roles. So let’s begin…..
What insulin will do is, it will help drive the sugar from your blood into the cell
where will be used directly as energy or keyword here, stored for future use.
Because you’re now getting the energy you need your cells are getting nourished,
guess what, you become less hungry. Yes you may start retaining fluid. Why that’s
to makeup for the dehydration and the loss of fluids that were present prior
to taking insulin. This is really important to understand. It’s a
double-edged sword the effects of adding insulin are great
for sugar control but initially not so good for weight management. We will use the
word “weight” here. Just remember the initial fluid
retention will stabilize for most, and doesn’t last long. Okay…… there will also
be weight gain from absorbing and storing sugars and other nutrients. And
here is the key. Weight gain will continue to happen if
you eat the same amount of food you did before you started taking insulin, and
that was because you were hungry, okay and hungry all the time. So the benefits of
adding insulin in managing diabetes far exceeds the moderate weight gain. So back
to our main question. Is insulin the cause of weight and fat gain? I’m gonna say
no….. The truth is so simple, it can be mind-blowing. What is it? I just mentioned
it…… It is the calories, the total calories too
much calories in the form of excessive sugars and fats is what’s directly
causing the weight gain not the insulin. So we’re back to the energy balance
equation video go back to my prior videos where I explain how the energy
balance occurs within the body. I’ll set up a little white box above you.
You’ll see it pop up, and that’ll take you to my link. And in the description box below,
I’ll create a direct link for you. Just click it at the end, so it make things very simple at the end of in this
videos to watch. okay…… Now if you are continually consuming more calories
than your body needs thus taking too much insulin to keep your blood glucose
levels and in a normal range you’re going to gain weight, and
you’re gonna store fat!! Remember insulin is an important life-saving part of the
diabetes treatment. Some people will have an issue with weight gain after
starting on it and they will continue to gain weight until they dial in the right
amount of nutrients matched to the insulin requirements. And that’s where
that team comes in to help you build that solid base of knowledge. It just can’t
be done over the internet! we can give you some general guidelines but it’s
that team of specialists that is primary. When your blood sugars run
high, as we’ll talk about the first equation, your body becomes dehydrated as it works
to clear itself of all that glucose. And this was personally one of my first
signs as I was thirsty all the time. I was losing weight I couldn’t get enough food
in me. Then after I was diagnosed and insulin was introduced my blood glucose
stabilized but the body started over retaining fluids initially as the body
started kind of this rebound. This normal initial process of
re stabilization. What people see at this point, they just see weight gain,
they freak out again, insulin is to blame. But again what really happens is that
the body’s better able to use food and maintain the proper water balance now…. As
I said insulin has other vital roles you’ve probably never heard off before that
play a major role in terms of how you feel and how you look. So let’s discuss
some of these unknown essential facts. Here we go……… Now as you know already
insulin has a profound effect on both carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, but it
also plays a lead role in protein and mineral metabolism. The unknowns for most
people. The reason insulin is called the most anabolic hormone in the human
body because it allows the movement of protein or what is known as amino acids
into the muscle tissue too – So it controls not only the energy, the sugars, but also more
importantly whether or not your muscles develop, they grow, or they waste away. And
when they waste away you become small and much weaker. When insulin levels are
high and the body is sensitive to that insulin the body has the ability to
repair and grow that muscle tissue. You then become stronger and more energetic. Now……
When insulin levels are low like in the fasting state or when the body’s become
incredibly insensitive, and this insensitivity
or low levels of insulin occur over a long period of time the balance is
pushed towards what’s known as intracellular protein degradation. Big
fancy words!! What does that mean. That means that the body is leaching out
amino acids from the muscle back in the bloodstream and you’re losing valuable
structure. In this case you become weaker and lethargic. So bottom line is this. We all need
insulin, but the trick is to learn how to balance the anabolic effects against the
fat storage effects. This can be done through what’s known as increased
insulin sensitivity in both the muscle, and by increasing muscle mass, while at
the same time, this is really important you’d have to decrease your fat cells,
that are causing a great deal of resistance. How is that done? You’ve heard
doctors talk about this already when it comes to diabetes…….. EXERCISE…….. I’ll say it
again exercise…… it’s why it’s so critical to
your health. Exercise and insulin together are a powerful combination.
One must also control insulin levels during the day as that’s important
for long-term sensitivity too. So what are the unknown roles of insulin activity? As
you know already…. so repeat some things……. It not only drives glucose into the
muscle, opens those doors, but stimulates the uptake of amino acids or protein which
contributes to the overall anabolic effect. What does that mean? More M-U-S-C-L-E!!
So muscle is one of the most important target tissues for insulin, the more
muscle you have, and the more sensitive it is, the more calories that are moved
into the muscle as reserves over fat storage! That is the key to everything.
Insulin also increases the permeability of cells to potassium, magnesium, sodium,
phosphate ions, these are what’s known as micro-nutrients.
They’re all key factors in critical biochemical functions including the
release of energy, protein synthesis, the movement of the human body and other
functions such as co-enzymes. To make this simple. Insulin not only controls where
the energy of calories gets stored, how much muscle you develop. But it also
controls those micro-nutrients, the minerals, the potassium, and magnesium the
sodium, which are directly involved in the contraction of those muscles. What
does this come down to. Your ability to move. So in order for your muscles to
contract they need the proper flow of back and forth of these minerals. Again
this is all related to how energetic you feel, thanks to the right balance of………
insulin!!…… So I’ll leave you with this statement!!!! Something’s for you to really
think about. The more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn at rest.
Meaning the more muscle you have the more the body burns energy while you’re
sitting here listening to my amazing videos! The more muscle you have the more
sugars that can be cleared from the blood and put into the muscle instead of
body fat! Think of sensitive muscle as having to feed this hungry animal that
has to be fed continuously. Got it!!! Booyah……………… Ummmmm On a side-note do any of you remember the
famous TV show like 30 years ago, yeah I’m going way back, The Six Million
Dollar Man? That famous opening line, it went something like this….Let me get this….
“Gentlemen we can rebuild him, we have the technology, we have the capability to
make the world’s first Bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man…. Better than he
was before……better, stronger, faster.” With The Resilient Diabetic by your side, I’ll
make you better, stronger, faster, happier, and healthier. We will be known as the six
million dollar diabetics!! Got it…… So it is super important for us new channels, the
more you hit those alerts like I asked, the intro, the more YouTube promotes this
channel thus more people get to see it. And this is why I keep asking again
again. It is very hard battling against the big boys. Okay…………. I want to reach as
many people as I can. And with your help I will. I really do hope you enjoyed this
episode, comment in the section below, and ill say it again, Comment in the section below with what
topics you’d love to see you spend more time on. Things you’re struggling with.
I’m here for that. So I am hopeful having you motivated to start exercising as a result
this video!! Let me know if I have. So have a great day, a productive
week, and we will see you soon next week with a new episode…. Bye.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Anwat Sadat December 5, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    It's important to realize there are good doctors and bad doctors out there.  Try to find a progressive doctor that is willing to learn new things and isn't afraid to challenge the norm.  Most of modern medicine is centered on what is reasonable and customary for the average person.  If you are trying to excel or be a little better than average, you will need a doctor who is willing to push the envelope a bit and learn something new.  The information presented in this video is true beyond a doubt, but I'll bet 3 of 5 doctors presented with it would be reluctant to agree with it, let alone follow it.  Look for a primary doctor that shares your beliefs and has the up to date knowledge and training to push you beyond reasonable and customary.  Most doctors will just throw some insulin at the problem and call it "controlled."In regards to fluid retention, we used to have a saying: for every gram of carbohydrate which is pushed into the cell by insulin, almost four grams of water will go with it.  Is that accurate?

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