If you eat little and still accumulate fat, if you have hunger peaks at night you may suffer from insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance can be the cause of weight gain even if you don’t eat much. In this case the carbohydrates you eat are converted into fat instead of energy.
What is insulin resistance?
When insulin does not perform its function on a regular basis, this is called insulin resistance.
Normally, muscle and fat cells “take up” glucose in the blood through the plasma membrane. This process is facilitated by a family of glucose transporters, the best known of which is insulin.
Insulin is an essential hormone for enabling the passage of glucose from the blood into the cells (sugar metabolism). In other words, thanks to insulin, glucose is taken into the cells of our body. It will then be used as energy for immediate use, or stored as glycogen or converted into adipose tissue. It is in fact the main hormone responsible for fat storage within adipose tissue (lipogenesis).
When insulin release has less effect on cells than expected, as in the case of insulin resistance, the pancreas tries to compensate by increasing the amount of insulin produced (hyperinsulinism). The consequence is not only weight gain, but also the possible development of various diseases, including diabetes.
What are the causes of insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance can be caused by hormonal factors or there may also be genetic causes. Poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle contribute.
Insulin resistance mainly affects the adult population, especially older people.
When a hyperglycaemic condition occurs, the following symptoms are present:
drowsiness and tiredness;
increased feelings of hunger
cardiovascular problems, such as increased blood pressure;
weight gain, especially in the abdominal area;
high levels of bad cholesterol, LDL.
How to lose abdominal fat
Insulin resistance can lead to overweight. In fact, hyperglycaemia causes the liver to convert excess glucose into triglycerides. These will be deposited as fat cells in the hips, thighs and abdomen, in the form of adiposity.
To lose weight in an insulin-resistant condition, the goal is to always maintain the optimal blood glucose level. By doing this, insulin is produced correctly, acting on both protein metabolism (building muscle mass) and fat metabolism (decreasing fat deposition).
A valuable aid is the dietary supplement TweenG Sazia T. Its composition includes: Hoodia gordini, Gulcomananan, Garcinia Cambogia, Rhodiola Rhosea and Chromium Picolinate.
Sazia T reduces and slows down the intestinal absorption of sugars thanks to its formula made from plants with slimming and satiating properties, including glucomannan.
Glucomannan counteracts the absorption of fats and reduces the absorption of sugars.
In fact, due to its high viscosity, it has the ability to attract water and swell, absorbing water up to 60 times its weight. For this reason, in the stomach, glucomannan promotes satiety. It also reduces the absorption of cholesterol and fat in general and slows the absorption of sugars.
Hoodia gordini is useful for counteracting appetite during low-calorie diets.
For this reason, it is used as an adjunct in the treatment of overweight and obesity.
Garcinia Cambogia is a plant that facilitates weight loss, helps combat hypercholesterolemia, reduces hyperglycaemia and counteracts hypertriglyceridaemia.
Rhodiola rosea is an excellent anti-stress plant: it helps to recover from states of physical and mental exhaustion, which also cause nervousness. In this respect, it is particularly effective against anxiety and depression.
Chromium picolinate plays a fundamental role in carbohydrate metabolism, promoting its correct and efficient functioning and helps insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.