“STIMULANTS” THAT CAN RAISE INSULIN LEVELS:
- Skipping meals and/or yoyo dieting
- Stimulants such as caffeine and ephedrine
- Aspartame and saccharin
- ALL drugs!!
- Alcohol and tobacco
- For some people, too many "Favorable carbs" in addition to too many "unfavorable carbs."
- TOO MANY “UNFAVORABLE” CARBS, EVEN WHEN EXERCISE IS USED TO “BURN” THEM OFF
- DAMAGED FATS
- Excessive stress of any kind, including chemical overload, emotional or physical stress, overexercise
- Lack of exercise
- Excessive and/or unneccessary thyroid replacement therapy
- NUTRIENT DEPLETION
Know this: IF YOU DEPEND ON ANY FORM OF STIMULANT YOU ARE NOT HEALTHY!!
Too few of us today are aware of the addictive patterns that result from regular dependance on any one or several of the above insulin stimulants - and most are convinced that discipline or will power is all it will take to remedy at least most of the situation. While there are a number of reasons why will power alone is all too often NOT ENOUGH, the first step in the process to long term health improvement is to recognize where the problems exist in the first place.
Therefore it is CRUCIAL for you to understand that if you depend on (or crave) insulin stimulants, including excess carbohydrates, your serotonin levels are low and your brain is demanding more serotonin. Satisfying this demand through stimulants, including excessive intake of carbs, sets off a whole chain of damaging metabolic events.
The first of these events is higher than normal circulating insulin. High insulin levels then set off a multitude of chain reactions that disrupt all other hormones and biochemical cellular reactions, and eventually result in various signs and symptoms of insulin/blood sugar imbalance. Compounding the problem may be a yeast overgrowth which is either caused by or made worse with excessive use of insulin stimulants.
It is important to remember that exercise can help burn excess sugar, but exercise can not burn excess insulin. This is one reason why all stimulants, including excess carbohydrates are undesireable - and actually work against a healthy, high performing metabolism.
There is never a good time to over-consume unfavorable carbohydrates - or to make excessive or unneccessary use of stimulants.
Be aware that insulin stimulants make extreme demands on your body’s nutrient supply!
Stimulants also lead to high insulin, low serotonin and increased adrenaline output. All stimulants eventually become depressants. And stimulants increase inflammatory response.
FACTORS THAT IMPROVE ENERGY, OUTLOOK AND PERFORMANCE (AND DECREASE EXCESS BODY FAT):
- DECREASED STIMULANTS
- PROPERLY BALANCING THE RIGHT FORMS OF THE THREE MAIN MACRONUTRIENTS (protein, fats and carbs), WITH A FOCUS ON REDUCING “UNFAVORABLE” AND AS NEEDED “FAVORABLE” CARBS
- Adopting PERSONALLY APPROPRIATE NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION!!!