Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist
What’s the right diet for insulin resistance? How to choose it? What food to include and what others to eliminate?
Get all the answers in the paragraphs below.
There can seem very difficult to get an appropriate insulin resistance diet. You must follow the same steps as for diabetes diet.
This means that you should limit the amount of sugar intake. So, if you eat high carb food, then you’ll have high blood sugar levels (especially high peak very quickly).
As a consequence your pancreas will produce and secrete more insulin to lower it. But what happens is that you suffer from insulin resistance. That means that you’ve a imbalanced glucose-insulin.
Thus, you’ll “add” more insulin and glucose to your blood stream and worsen your condition.
Basically the best diet for insulin resistance includes all type of food. Because your body needs all type of foods. But you should be careful on making the right choice.
That means that instead of refined food better choose natural and unrefined ones which can keep you healthy and act as a wonderful source of the essential elements you need all the day.
As you may see from the above the diet for insulin resistance is built up of low carb, moderate fat and protein.
REMEMBER : the best way a diet for insulin resistance can work is if combined with exercise, active life, quitting the bad lifestyle habits.
If you get this combination, for sure you’ll be far away from diabetes and not have anymore to do with insulin resistance.
I’m sure you’ll hear of many diets for insulin resistance (such as The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatson M.D. or maybe The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain Ph.D.
The basic on them is what our ancestors look for and used to put in their diet for a healthy and no disease life.
I want you to remind that it will take some time for your body to reestablish its insulin sensitivity (perhaps 2 or 3 months or longer).
It all depends on far the risk factors can contribute for the insulin resistance and how much exercise you’re doing together with the diet strategy.
What food to include and what to exclude?
The foods that you should be far away from are : sweets, alcohol and fats. These can worsen your situation.
Meanwhile you can choose all type of food but no refined ones, the same as for diabetes. Click here to get to know the foods included in your diet for insulin resistance.
Diet for insulin resistance