Ideal Blood Sugar Levels for Weight Loss

No, no, no 

That is a loop. 

First, you need to lose weight to see the ideal blood glucose level.

When the problem with blood sugar starts

So-called normal fasting blood glucose is from 3.9 to 5.5 mmol/L.

Good News is: You are not declared “diabetic” until your blood sugar goes above 7 mmol/L. 

BUT  

What in the world is going on in your body when your fasting sugar is between 5.6 and 6.9 mmol/L? 

You can’t be a little pregnant, but you can have little diabetes. 

And if you have a bit of diabetes, you get a huge problem with weight loss. 

How your hormonal system works

If you are healthy and eat something like pizza or cookies, so-called “The carbohydrate Bomb”.  Carbohydrates are broken down through the digestive process and converted into glucose. 

Next, glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream. Since blood sugar increases after a meal, a signal goes to the pancreas to release the hormone insulin. 

 Insulin drives glucose out of the bloodstream into the cells to produce energy.

 When blood sugar levels go down, insulin stops until needed again.

If for some reason your blood sugar level gets too low, the alpha cells in your pancreas quickly secrete a hormone called glucagons, which quickly brings your sugar level up again. 

If you have normal insulin metabolism, the cells are not resistant or insensitive to insulin, and as such only a small amount of insulin is required to keep the glucose level in the blood at a healthy level. 

As there is no excess insulin circulating in the blood, you do not have to battle with their weight problem.  As blood sugar is stable, you do not have strong cravings, especially for processing carbohydrates. Yes, you can eat them. But, no junk, please.  

Potential Harm from HIGH Blood Sugar Level

The problem starts with high levels of insulin floating in your blood silently harming your health.

Your liver  increases the production of triglycerides (a kind of blood fat).

High levels of triglycerides in the blood make your blood thick and sticky, increasing your risk of blood clots

HDL  (the good cholesterol) goes down. The combination of high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol is not good for your heart.

“Bad” (LDL) cholesterol goes high

Your  belly gets fat

Your blood pressure goes high

Plaques  pop up in your arteries., increasing your risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)

You feel hunger, especially for a chocolate cupcake.
.With blood sugar levels since 5.6, your body is losing the ability to lose fat. You just can not burn fat, because your blood is filled with sugar. Your body cells no longer respond to insulin’s command. If you have insulin resistance, dieting and exercise may not help you lose weight permanently – no matter how hard you try.

Forget about weight loss.

Fat Producing Hormone80%  of those with insulin resistance are overweight.  They have excess weight around the waist (more than 35.5 inches for men and 31.5 inches for women.

Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin in the blood make you fatter and fatter.

Your body stores fat as less glucose is converted from fat into energy. Insulin has often been called “the fat-producing hormone.”

You are mad about food, especially sugar and refined carbohydrates (the main sources of glucose) because the body isn’t efficiently converting it to energy. 
You’re always so tired. Start to be hard for sugar to get into the cells, causing high levels of sugar to be built up in the blood. The cells become starved for energy and fatigue occurs. You’re always so tired.

And eating binges occur. 
As your cells continue to be less sensitive to insulin and you continue to gain more weight, your body further loses its ability to process foods properly, causing even more weight gain. 

You’re in hell, honey

The underlining cause of weight gain especially around the abdominal area is insulin resistance. 

Obesity does not cause insulin resistance. 

It is insulin resistance that causes obesity. 

When your cells are resistant to insulin, it is very difficult to lose weight permanently as high levels of insulin in the blood can promote the storage of excess fat. 

The more weight you put on, the more insulin resistance you develop. 

Slimming down is one way to help lower insulin levels by making your insulin more effective, thus reducing your risk of pre-diabetes. 

Recent research shows that being overweight appeared to be more harmful than being inactive.

 Thin people who are inactive had a lower risk than active women who are overweight. However, thin people who do not exercise are also at an increased risk of developing heart disease.

How to fix your blood sugar level

Weight loss

Weight loss will help you control your blood sugar levels better, help lower your blood pressure and make it easier for you to exercise, which in itself will reduce your insulin resistance. 

Diet

If you dream to keep your weight down, stop eating processed, fatty-carbohydrate foods.  

And start to eat less. You have to manage the size of your meal portion.

But, sorry, diet alone is not able to control your insulin and sugar levels. I hope, you got it. Go get more exercise.

Exercise

Exercises can return an insulin sensitiveness to your body’s cells. 

By moving, your muscles can remove glucose from the bloodstream without the help of insulin.

Exercise boosts the rate at which glucose is absorbed by the muscles.

Exercising helps to body produce glucose transporters called GLUT4. These glucose transporters bind to receptors on cell membranes and guide blood glucose into the cells. As a result, excess glucose and insulin are removed from the bloodstream. 


Doing moderate exercise three times a week can help reduce your risk of heart disease, as it helps burn extra calories, and raises your HDL cholesterol while lowering your bad cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduces your risk for atherosclerosis. High levels of insulin prevent fat from being used as a fuel source, making it difficult to lose weight.

Drugs

Take drugs if needed (See your doctor for prescription options). Your blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides might need urgent attention. But taking medications for whatever reason is dangerous without a prescription from your doctor.  

Nature can help

Finally, take food natural supplements that can help you lower your blood sugar as well as improve the sensitivity of your cells to insulin. 

By the way, check  My Secret Fat Camp List

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