Stress and living a hectic way of life make us have less time to take care of our health and of our nutrition. We usually notice the symptoms of illnesses when they have already caught up and progressed so it takes us much more to recover. One of those silent modern-day illnesses is insulin resistance as well.
What are the symptoms of insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance is a pre-diabetic state that is followed by many symptoms that most of us tend to ignore. To start with, frequent urination is one of them. No matter how much water intake you have on a daily level, it’s not normal to feel the need to urinate every hour or to get up frequently during the night. Frequent urination is followed by excessive thirst as well. If you don’t notice these two, then you might notice weight gain. No matter how careful you are with what you eat, no matter how small amount of calories you eat daily, no matter how many glasses of water you take, you still keep gaining weight. You stop eating pasta and potatoes and chocolate but still – you gain weight. This is also all followed by high blood pressure.
How to treat insulin resistance?
The best way to treat insulin resistance is to do all that’s possible to lose weight. Apart from getting a medication prescription for metformin which is widely used to treat insulin resistance, you need to change your eating habits too. You need to find a way to help your body kick start weight loss. Some people reported that Mediterranean diet and DASH diet helped them a lot. Eating nuts and vegetables as well as whole grains can help you lose weight as well. You need to make sure you take at least 8 glasses of water during the day and you also need to forget drinking juices, eating bread and pasta as well as vegetables and fruits with high glycemic index such as potatoes, bananas and others.
Can exercises help?
Just like with any other state – if you are overweight, you need to do some physical activity which will help you burn fat faster. When it comes to insulin resistance, you should make sure to do strength trainings as well as HIIT trainings. However, professional trainers advise that strength trainings are much better to start so that you gain some muscle as you can lose muscle with HIIT.