I shared this in our PRIVATE Facebook group...I wrote a post about it in our @mealplanrescure page on IG (follow if you are not already)
Last night I saw yet again another commercial promoting a product/supplement you could buy to control your "insulin resistance"
So I wanted to talk about it today...let's go over it
Insulin resistance is a topic that can sometimes be used inappropriately to scare you or sell you something...
So let's clear some things up:
"In response to the body's insulin resistance, the pancreas deploys greater amounts of the hormone to keep cells energized and blood glucose levels under control. This is why people with type 2 diabetes tend to have elevated levels of circulating insulin. The ability of the pancreas to increase insulin production means that insulin resistance alone won't have any symptoms at first. Over time, though, insulin resistance tends to get worse, and the pancreatic beta
cells that make insulin can wear out. Eventually, the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin to overcome the cells' resistance. The result is higher blood sugar levels, and ultimately prediabetes or type 2 diabetes."
Prevention is the BEST medicine
Super Simple things like:
Boring Consistency in your exercise program which ever of the feelings you may personally have against exercise consistently...
I've shared the data on something as simple as walking...and the 5x more powerful effects of strength training
Weight Management...this could be used as a side effect of the exercise... people love side effects...here is one of the side effects of consistency
Drugs... sorry...no meds
So...the big question is how long is that going to take ..
Well the term lifestyle...kind of means your whole life
But for those of you in a rush
"On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behavior, the person, and the circumstances. In Lally's study, it took anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit."
So it may take you 18-254 days just to get into the habit of exercise or drinking water or tracking your food..
That Does Not mean you were consistent...just how long developing the habit takes...
Your Life is not a race
You will need to participate in this process...
PS...I really think this is IMPORTANT...and I do not like to get sciency...
But I understand this...as much as you may know or understand what I am saying is correct...I am saying it...so you could easily dismiss it, but if you say it...then it's true...so here are so facts:
1. Improves digestion: Once you’re done eating, your body gets to
work, and all of the different nutrients get broken down. “Proteins, electrolytes, water, vitamins, carbohydrates, and other nutrients are absorbed and transported through your body to wherever they’re needed,” says Delgado. “This process can be improved by walking after eating, as walking has been found to play a significant role in reducing gastric emptying time by reducing the time that food moves through the gastrointestinal tract, which results in faster digestion and less bloating after
2. Improves blood sugar: Similar to promoting better digestion,
walking after eating helps regulate your blood sugar levels.
“After eating, food must be broken down into forms of energy for the body to use,” explains Feit. “Research has shown that as little as ten minutes of post-dinner walking can improve blood glucose levels compared to other times during the day.”
3. Decreases stress: Exercising in general makes your body release
endorphins, which are a feel-good chemical (that also happens to reduce stress).
4. Boosts blood flow: When you’re walking, you’re letting your body
pump more blood throughout it—which is especially beneficial after a meal. “Another important benefit of walking is better blood flow, which is essential for muscles,” says Delgado. “It induces blood flow to the limbs and organs, and better circulation due to movement will result in a healthier vascular system that will transport the nutrients necessary to bones, muscles, and organs to work more
The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
The researchers included 41 adults with an average age of 60 years who had diabetes for an average of 10
The study found that when participants walked after meals the level of blood glucose was 12% lower than in those who went for a single walk each
The improvement was greatest after the evening meal, 22%, when carbohydrate consumption was generally highest. This is also the time of day when people were most likely to be active.
This randomised controlled crossover trial aimed to assess whether taking a 10 minute walk after each main meal provides additional benefit in lowering blood glucose in people with type 2
diabetes compared with a single 30 minute daily walk.
The study found that taking shorter, more frequent walks after meals produced lower blood sugar estimates than a single
My friend Brian Grasso (BG) was talking about this in business terms, but when I shared it with Lais, she said...just like you say about diet, or prep
So, My Top 3 Rules for Getting The Results You Want Sustainably
(1) Where do you want your body, physique, weight, pant or dress size, blood count numbers to be in 12-months?
It doesn't matter where you are... It matters where you're going. Your 12-month goal is your North Star. With it, you can keep the ship sailing towards the right direction. Without it, you're lost at sea and completely at the whim of any wind that comes your way.
SO FIRST THING WE NEED IS A CLEAR GOAL...AND NOTHING YOU ARE RACING TO OR RUSHING TO GET...WE WANT SOMETHING SUSTAINABLE.
Do you want to get on stage?
Do you want to compete in HYROX?
What is it?
(2) Where do you need to be in 90-days?
In order to achieve "1", where do you need to be in 90-days? Having a longer term goal is essential... Chunking it down into manageable destinations is even more essential.
(3) In order to arrive at your 90-day destination, what are the 5 - 7 things that need to get done?
Once you have your 90-day goal in place, what are the most important tasks to complete that will get you there? Successful results require creating a plan that fits into your day, your lifestyle, your food preferences, your exercise ability...and no, just because you are a human, and have eaten your whole life doesn't mean you know what to do.
What 5-7 things do we need to do daily?
How much food is right for you?
How much water?
How much exercise? What kind of exercise?
How do you break that down into an executable amount?
That's what Coaching is...or at least how I do it...
Now...You have to do your part...but that's is all you should be doing...your part...not planning or worrying about it
EXECUTING THAT PLAN. Do more, think less...
Wish you all a GREAT Saturday
HOW IMPORTANT IS EXERCISE?
"If you smoke or have diabetes, your risk of death goes up a lot.
Your risk of death from having high cardio respiratory fitness goes down far more than the risk of death goes up from smoking and diabetes.
Smoking or Diabetes will double or triple your risk of death depending on the time frame you are looking at.
Having High Cardio Respiratory Fitness is a 5 FOLD REDUCTION IN ALL CAUSE MORTALITY...death of any kind.
There are NO drugs with a 5X reduction in mortality.
Now, when you layer in STRENGTH and Muscle Mass it's a 3 Fold Reduction in ALL cause mortality...when you compare high strength to low strength.
You don't have time to workout?
You don't like it?
I'd say maybe you take 5 minutes to think about how you got to your rules about what you do...why you do it and how you do it
And put the vehicle (your body) that is carrying you through this thing called life in the order of importance it actually has
This is an interesting topic.....it's so important, and so foreign to most people
So...this will be my attempt to bring you all up to speed.
If you have even been on a phone or zoom consultation with me, I say education drives compliance...if you can understand how something works and why you are doing it...it always easier to do it
1st...Let's talk about your colon and why you even have "to go"
It's about 5 feet long (please put that in context)...Your colon, otherwise referred to as your large intestine, stretches from your small intestine to your anus, and The small intestine of the average adult is around 22 feet long
How tall are you? No imagine 5 feet...then 22 feet
Why you even have "to go"?
“Basically, the nutrients and micro-nutrients that keep us alive, like protein, carbs, fats, vitamins, minerals, etc., are absorbed into our bloodstream from the foods we eat, leaving behind the insoluble and non-digested ‘stuff’ that doesn't get absorbed. That ‘stuff’ has to be eliminated.”
In addition to being a natural process, "going" and your bowel movement habits reflect overall health
100 Trillion Microbes Live in Your Colon
Our colons are host to countless numbers of microorganisms known as microbiota or gut flora. The majority of these organisms are bacteria. The identification of the role of the microbiota has led to the popularity of the use of probiotics as supplements and food additives to enhance digestive health and immune functioning
Many people believe that they have emptied out their colons after multiple bouts of diarrhea or that they can keep their colon empty by avoiding food. However, since stool is made up in large part of bacteria, fecal matter is continuously being
In addition to bacteria, stool is made up of liquid, undigested food, dietary fiber, fat, minerals, and protein
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU "GO"?
Many people believe that the food that they eat comes out in the next bowel movement. It actually can take quite some time for food to make its way through the entire length of your digestive system.
This length of time is known as transit time...Factors that affect transit time include race, sex, typical diet, and amount of physical activity
This slide highlights studies finding that normal, healthy BMF in the general population ranges from 3 times per week to 3 times per day [4,5].
The final study on this slide reported that subjects consuming a weight-maintaining, high-fruit, vegetable, & nut diet (averaging 141 g fiber & 2577 kcal/day) resulted in a group average fecal output of 0.9 kg/day . Fecal output among men was over 1 kg/day. Note that this is an example of an extremely high fiber intake (& its epic fecal-bulking effect). The generally recommended fiber intake is appx 14 g/1000 kcal .
This slide highlights studies reporting that a BMF of more than once a day was positively correlated with a range of adverse health outcomes including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and diverticulitis [1-3]. It's important to consider the limitations of this research,
including its observational nature (it can't demonstrate causation), self-reported BMFs, and a lack of control of variables such as total energy intake, laxative use, and other medications that might impact BMF.
As long as everything is working well, you probably don’t give much thought to your digestive system and its main component, the digestive tract, or gut.
From beginning to end, your gut plays a key role in your health and it’s the source of many unexpected and fascinating tidbits of human biology.
The stomach begins the digestion process by churning food and breaking it down using digestive acids. This is referred to as mechanical digestion. Then, the small intestine does most of the work of digestion using enzymes and absorbing nutrients for the body to use, then the large intestine
turns liquid waste into solid stool. The large intestine is also responsible for absorbing remaining nutrients and water the body needs
Now...let's talk FIBER
The generally recommended fiber intake is appx 14 g/1000 kcal
A diet high in fiber has repeatedly shown benefits in preventing colon cancer. Contrary to what many people think, soluble fiber can be used for treatment of diarrhea as well as constipation. The only drawback to eating "too much fiber" is that it can cause gas. This can
usually be overcome by drinking plenty of water along with it.
William Chey, MD, gastroenterologist:
Fiber helps to regulate water content in the stool. If stool is too dry, fiber tends to retain fluid and soften stool. If stool is too runny, fiber can absorb water and add form to the stool. Taking additional fiber can also impact of blood
cholesterol levels. The typical western diet contains [too little] fiber per day. To improve constipation-related symptoms, people should consume 20 to 25 grams of fiber per day.
==>>>Eating too much fiber can lead to problems with cramping, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation. When starting fiber, it is best to "start low and go slow." Increasing the amount of fiber in your diet
too quickly (days as opposed to weeks) can lead to the development of unwanted side effects.
Now...How much is in there?
Personal bowel habits notwithstanding, on average, both men and women move their bowels about once per day and produce a daily average of 14 to 17 ounces (400 to 500 grams) of feces...Now if healthy Bowel Movement Frequency in the general population healthy Bowel Movement Frequency in the general population ranges from 3 times per week to 3 times per day
You can do the math
What you eat is the main factor in the consistency and frequency of your stool. The amount of fiber and water in your diet, as well as whether you’re eating greasy or fried foods, can dramatically affect how often you visit the toilet.
Travel, hormonal shifts, medications and multivitamins, and your activity level also affect your bowel habits. The appearance and experience of your bowel movements can vary from day to day and also change as you age.
Does exercise play a role in your Bowel Movement?
Lack of activity, especially exercise, is one of the main factors that lead to constipation.
Exercise which increases both heart and breathing rates, causes natural movement of the intestines and makes passing stools quicker and easier
Exercise helps constipation by lowering the time it takes food to move through the large intestine.
Does Stress affect your bowel movements?
Your bowel movements can be affected by stress that you experience during the day. Everyone has stress that is unavoidable in their lives, but when it is excessive, it can lead to problems with diarrhea and constipation as well as nausea and vomiting...Other factors important in reducing
stress include getting enough restful sleep
I know that's a lot...and I have more
But the point I want to drive home...is stop thinking that because it's something that happens so naturally, or at least it supposed to...that you can fix it with a one time probiotic, or a pill...
If your digestion is messed up...and you are an adult...it didn't happen last week...you have been working on this for years...
And that is just Bowel Movement
Wait till you get that:
There are 10x the number of microbial cells in the human gut than in the whole human body, totaling roughly 100 trillion microbes representing as many as 5,000 different species and weighing approximately 2 kilograms
Your genes are outnumbered – The genes found in your gut microbiome outnumber your human genes 150 to 1
Your gut isn't the same one you were born with – In fact, you weren't born with much of a gut microbiome at all. Over the first seven years of your life, you developed your microbiome which was impacted by how you were born, where you lived, the food you ate, and much more.
Your gut microbiome is like your second brain – The gut microbiome is called your second brain because it affects your mood, happiness, motivation, and even can contribute to suboptimal neurological performance later in life.  Your microbes actually produce about 90% of serotonin or your "happiness neurotransmitter."