Insulin resistant people are top heavy apples. Studies say that due to an insufficiency of pancreatic beta cells the body loses the ability to regulate insulin and therefore become diabetic. Most obese people are prediabetic and most skinny fat people are as well especially if they carry most of their fat around the mid section.
There is an herb called the Indian Koni that has been shown the ability to regenerate beta cells in the pancreas. As well, if one does manage to regulate their blood sugar levels decently does it follow that they will lose fat around the mid section?
I am happy with my weight I just don't like where the fat is...so I'm going to regulate my blood sugar to see if that will redistribute my fat to where it used to go when I had more beta cells. I'm using the supplement made by Bell Lifestyles called Blood Sugar...it does contain Indian Koni and I have stopped IFing because it apparently causes insulin resistance in women and I have found that to be true.
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on May 15, 2012
at 01:51 AM
Cutting your blood sugar (especially a chronic level of sugar, i.e, snacking all day) definitely can't hurt. I don't put much faith in herbs and things though. I don't know enough about that herb you suggest to comment, but I still would advocate just trying to cut the sugar (carbs) for a while and see what happens.
One thing also that contributes to both insulin resistance and middle fat is fructose intake at a level above what your liver can process. Since your liver is the only thing in your body that processes fructose (all of your muscles, brain, etc, can process glucose) it can easily get overloaded. What basically happens is that when your liver gets overloaded processing fructose, it packages it up as fat and then tries to get it out as fast as possible which means storing it nearby (i.e., in your middle). So cutting sugar, agave, hfcs, anything high in fructose, may also have a big effect on where you store middle fat.
And finally, I read a while ago (I think it was linked from Melissa's blog, but I can't remember now), that the kind of fat dictates where it's stored (especially on women), that is, n-3 (EPA) fats are stored in the hip area, and the n-6 fats tend to hang out in the middle. Maybe that contributes to your issues too. I can't say, but it's worth doing some research on it.