I’m trying to educate people.
That means keeping you up to date.
I have spotted some new IMPORTANT stuff I wanted to share today.
To make it easier for you to understand what you need to know to keep fit and healthy.
I’m trying to remove the confusion which seems to surround the whole area of exercise and nutrition (not sure I always manage that!)
This has meant that I have spent a lot more time reading – researching books, scientific journals and the internet.
Every now and then I come across a new word or term which I have never seen before.
These terms weren’t about when ‘I were a lad!’
Today I will share my findings with you.
They all relate to your health and weight loss efforts.
If you can get your head around this lot then you will have a better idea of what you need to do to lose weight.
So in this week’s article I will share with you 4 new terms relating to weight loss and health, which you will find useful.
This one has been popping up on my radar the longest out of this list.
This info relates to type II diabetes or diet controlled diabetes.
Diabesity is a term used to describe a certain type of combination of having diabetes and obesity, 2 for 1 as it were!
The good news is it is reversible.
Diabesity can range from mild insulin sensitivity to full on diabetes.
Diabesity is caused mainly by:
- Poor lifestyle
- Bad diet
- Lack of exercise
- Environmental toxins
This is the bit you need to understand to control your weight.
Insulin is the DEVIL for people wanting to lose weight.
When you eat anything, your body releases insulin to convert your food to energy (glycogen).
When your diet is packed with sugar, refined carbs (pasta, bread, cereal) your body will slowly start to become resistant to the effects of insulin. Insulin resistance.
This is bad.
Insulin is a massive growth hormone, and makes you fat.
The higher your insulin level is the worse your insulin resistance is.
Insulin resistance can lead to premature aging, cancer, heart disease and a lot more!
The good thing is that Diabesity was caused by your lifestyle it means it can be reversed by changing your lifestyle.
Firstly you should see your doctor and see what he suggests.
The usual advice is to eat less and do more.
You then need to look at your nutritional habits and change them for the better by ditching the crap, sugary processed foods and switching them for natural, clean whole foods.
Swap the DEAD for food that is ALIVE.
Also add more exercise to your life and keep some time free to relax and unwind and you should start to see the effects of Diabesity reverse.
2. Toxic Load
Your toxic load is the amount of “toxins” you are personally exposed to.
The amount you have coming into your body from all sources(Food, air and water), and the length of time you have been exposed to that level.
In case you missed my previous articles where we discussed toxins and detoxification, toxins come from environmental and ingested sources.
The higher your toxic load the larger the negative effect it will have on your body.
Our body is not designed to handle all of these toxins that life throws at us and it all adds up until we inevitably crash.
Hundreds of diseases are linked to toxins but the majority of people don’t see the link and therefore do nothing about it.
You can’t live 100% toxic free, it’s impossible but you can do a lot to reduce your toxic load and improve your health.
How to reduce your toxic load:
- Eat more organic food
- Go on a detox
- Switch to green cleaning products like vinegar and baking soda
- Aim to drink filtered water
- Install an air purifier at home
- Aim to use glass instead of plastic containers to store food
If you want to see how much your toxic load is copy and paste the following link and take the quiz:
3. Endocrine (Hormone) Disruptors
Endocrine disruptor is a term used to describe harmful chemicals which cause a variety of different problems in the endocrine (HORMONE) system – including birth defects, asthma, autism and ADD.
Any system in the body controlled by hormones, can be wrecked by hormone disruptors.
Manmade toxic chemicals as you know cause a variety of damage and are found in everything from the air we breathe, the toiletries you use to the plastic containers we keep food in.
None of these harmful chemicals were in anyone’s bodies 100 years ago but now they are everywhere.
I believe, an overload of these chemicals will literally destroy our body, it will lose its ability to fight off disease, think clearly and basically function properly.
The critical period of development for most organisms is between the transition from a fertilized egg, into a fully formed infant. As the cells begin to grow and differentiate, there are critical balances of hormones and protein changes that must occur. Therefore, a dose of disrupting chemicals may do substantial damage to a developing fetus (baby). The same dose may not significantly affect adult mothers. (Wiki)
Related and very similar to endocrine disruptors.
Obesogens are as the name suggests, are closely linked to obesity.
Obesogens are foreign chemical compounds which affect our metabolism.
The Obesogens disrupt normal development and balance of fat metabolism; this can sometimes leads to obesity as you struggle to maintain a healthy weight.
Obesogens wreak havoc in our body by causing an imbalance and affecting fat storage, they disrupt energy, appetite, change your metabolism and make you store FAT!
These can often enter the body through pharmaceutical drugs, which are meant to make you well, not sick. Have you seen the side effects of some of these drugs!
Obesogens can make it difficult to lose weight and could be one of the reasons why many people who try hard, still struggle to lose weight.
These obesogens or toxins get stored in the liver and FAT CELLS.
The higher your levels of toxins the more difficult you will find it to lose weight.
Obesogens are found everywhere in life and people interact with them every day. You can find them in water bottles, microwavable popcorn, plastic toys, pesticides, kitchen pans and shower curtains!
To lower your obesogen exposure you need to try and avoid things such as:
- Plastic containers
- Air fresheners
- Non stick pans
- Pre packaged foods
Avoiding those plus eating as much organic foods as possible will dramatically lower your exposure to obesogens and unlock your ability to lose fat.
It has been suggested that early exposure to obesogens in a person’s younger years will increase their chances of becoming obese when they are older. If a child is obese, the research says it’s likely they will be obese adults.
So there we have the four newish terms, to keep you in the loop as it were.
I hope you have learnt something and have found this info useful.
You can now slip in some of these terms into your next related conversation to show off 😉
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(this is a two way street, some interaction from you would be lovely if you have time today x)
Thanks for reading.