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June 14, 2004

Weight Loss Program

Balancing Blood Sugar

Insulin Resistance/Sensitivity

Every time you gain weight, your “set point”

is nudged up. This point at which the calories you consume equal

the calories you expend, is related to insulin sensitivity. Insulin

enables blood sugar, or glucose, to move from the bloodstream into

cells to be used for energy. Blood sugar cannot enter cells when

they become insensitive or resistant to insulin. This affects everything

from energy levels to the ability to burn fat. This excess glucose

is converted to fat and stored as extra pounds.

One cause of insulin resistance is a diet high

in refined sugar and simple carbohydrates, such as white breads,

rice, pasta, cakes, and cookies. Strengthening the body’s ability

to use insulin can reestablish normal metabolism, and help the body

turn glucose into energy more efficiently.

Chromium Deficiency

The typical American diet is high in refined foods

and simple sugars and therefore low in chromium. Chromium is essential

for protein, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism. It increases the

number of binding sites for insulin on cells, providing more ways

for glucose to enter cells to be transformed into energy.

In one study, dieting women given chromium polynicotinate

experienced greater fat loss and maintained lean body mass better

than women who didn’t receive chromium. Research also suggests chromium’s

effects may be long term, providing benefits even after you stop

taking it. I recommend 200-400 mcg of chromium picolinate.

Read More on Weight Loss:

Tier 1 – Physiology

Eliminating False Fats

Rev Up Your Metabolism

Balancing Blood Sugar

Keep it SIMPLE Weight Loss Tip — Peppermint


Tier 2 – Lifestyle

Eat for Your pH Type


Easing Stress

Complementary Therapies

Affirmations for Weight Loss

Chakra Healing for Weight Loss



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