Myth: Eat Less and Exercise More to Lose Weight
Insulin is the "fat hormone." It is the hormone that regulates fat production and storage in our body. This is why when we start you on a nutrition program we look at food quality in addition to food quantity. Most of us eat more insulin producing foods than any other type of food. Why is this a problem? Insulin affects our body's ability to detect and control hunger. Yep! It's true!
Check out this video on the relationship between hunger and insulin. You might be surprised at how this hormone affects your desire to eat more and move your body less. We all know that we can't out exercise our diet, and we can't out exercise our hormones either. Want to lose weight and look great? It's more than just eating less and exercising more. It's about eating nutrient dense foods that don't spike your insulin. We will be exploring this topic more throughout the summer. The summer is a great time to get control of your insulin because we have so many excellent fruit and vegetables to eat. Get ready to eat your greens!
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