4 Tricks To Lower Blood Sugar (And BOOST Fat Loss)

    stack of donutsHey, it’s Joel, and you’ve probably heard over and over again that carbohydrates are perhaps the WORST thing you could eat when trying to lose fat or transform your body, and for most people, that’s 100% true.

    Fact is, due to years of consuming a diet full of processed carbs and sugars, most people have grown quite insensitive to one of the most important hormones in our body—a hormone that can either be a huge asset to your body transformation goals, or a total fat-loss and health-derailing nightmare.

    The name of this hormone is insulin.

    And insulin’s function is to help your body keep blood sugar at bay, clear it quickly from your bloodstream after a carbohydrate meal, and (hopefully) shuttle that blood sugar to muscle tissue for energy instead of into fat cells (driving up your weight).

    I say “hopefully” because that’s actually the exact opposite of what occurs when most people eat carbs.  Going back to insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate tolerance, due to a diet full of processed, insulin- and blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates, most folks are suffering from some level of insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin is no longer able to efficiently remove blood sugar from the blood stream.

    The result?  Dramatically reduced fat burning, increased blood sugar levels, and increased fat storage.

    Even worse, insulin resistance can and often does lead to type II diabetes and an array of other health problems over time, such as an increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders, premature aging, heart disease, and even stroke…and it all leads back to insulin sensitivity.

    Ideally, when you consume carbohydrates, here is what you want to happen:

    1.  Minimum insulin release.  This occurs when your body is highly sensitive to insulin.  When it is, only a small amount of insulin is necessary to effectively and efficiently clear glucose from your blood to its storage sites.  This is great news because your body has an incredibly difficult time burning fat in the presence of insulin.  The less insulin you have floating around, the better.

    2.  Quick and efficient blood sugar clearance.  Again, this will occur when your body is highly sensitive to insulin.

    3.  Maximum glycogen uptake.  Glycogen is the term used for stored carbohydrate in muscle tissue and the liver.  When these tissues are highly sensitive to insulin, the vast majority of blood glucose will be stored within them as an energy reserve, instead of being converted to fat.

    4.  Minimum fat storage.  When you increase insulin sensitivity, your body will choose to store your carbohydrate intake as energy, again in lean muscle tissue and the liver, instead of body fat.

    Simply put, your body’s ability to process the carbohydrates you eat all comes down to your insulin sensitivity and your body’s ability to quickly and efficiently clear sugar from your blood.

    Knowing that, and also knowing that you yourself are very likely suffering from too much blood sugar and some degree of insulin resistance due to the previously mentioned dietary and lifestyle factors, you’re probably wondering what you can do to improve your insulin sensitivity and make your body responsive once again to this critically important hormone.

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    1. I do not have high blood pressure but I would love to lose weight that is my target that I am working all is working out going to the gym I would like to lose 15 to 20 pounds I like to do that I’m not a big woman time is how one minute I’m only 5’7 I do not want to have high blood pressure so I do eat right I’m a non-smoker do not do drugs a social drinker but I would love to work out and get to the gym much as I can so that is my new revolution to go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week a workout I do not have a person training that I will be working out with in now I’m looking for a new year because I am 51 will be turning 50 too so I’m about health and I like to stay healthy not be

      • Hi Chandra,

        Thank you so much for sharing your story and goals with us. It is truly our privilege to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information. I highly encourage you to visit our free Online Coaching Community. There, you can ask questions, get free coaching help, give and get support, and much, much more.

        We even offer helpful tips on exercise, like the following articles that tell you exactly which types of exercise are best for optimizing fat loss and boosting the metabolism:



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        For overall health, we also highly recommend that you consider Pro-X10 and Omega Dessert. These can also have a significant positive impact on your weight loss efforts. Probiotics (e.g., Pro-X10) and the gut flora are considered to be the next frontier in weight loss and health. Omega-3 fatty acids are a crucial component of battling chronic inflammation, the silent killer.

        I hope this helps, Chandra!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    2. Great article!

      Processed carbs are the worst for you! Sugars,grains, etc. I always avoid this foods no matter what. I eat a moderate amount of vegetable, fruit, and maybe a yam or sweet potato, but that’s eat.

      Instead focus on high quality proteins and fats while consuming a moderate amount of veggies, fruit, and sweet potatoes.

      • Thanks, Steven!

        Keep up the great work!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

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