Intermittent Fasting And Insulin Resistance | Incredible Results

In this video, you’ll discover how intermittent
fasting can help you reverse insulin resistance. Hi Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m Dr. Zyrowski
and welcome back to the channel. If you’re new to the channel, it’s a pleasure
to have you here. Be sure to subscribe, hit that bell notification,
and join our notification community so I can help you excel your health and your life. In this video, we’re talking about intermittent
fasting and insulin resistance. This is a really important topic because you
know a lot of people have this issue and they don’t know about it. Many people are actually very familiar with
type two diabetes where you have insulin resistance, right? You’re actually being treated for it and it’s
a big problem, and if you don’t get it taken care of, then you’re going to have serious
health consequences as a result. But you know what is not so obvious is when
somebody has some insulin resistance related to prediabetes and it’s estimated that 84
million Americans have insulin resistance and they also find it to be one in three adults
and children have this too. So many children are consuming poor-quality
diets. And then only 10% of these 84 million people
actually understand that they have this problem and they’re making steps towards going and
reversing it. And so, it’s a big issue for a lot of people
and there’s a lot of symptoms that come out of it and it freaks people out and they don’t
know why it’s happening and they go to 30 different doctors appointments. And so anyway, let’s go ahead and talk about
insulin resistance, some of the symptoms that are associated with it, and also what you
need to do to actually get some incredible results with fixing the issue. So, when we look at insulin resistance, essentially
what it is you’re going to have a problem getting the blood sugar into the cell. And so, what happens is as a result of that,
the cell receptors, you know, having some issues and the insulin’s been chronically
high for very many years. So now the cell is starting to resist to insulin. So, the blood sugar goes way up and the insulin
goes way up. And so now you have chronically high blood
sugar and insulin in the body, which causes a whole bunch of different health conditions. So, we have to make sure that we focus on
reversing that. Here’s some of the symptoms that will pop
up out of it. First of all, increase hunger all the time. So, if these people are typically hungry – more
so than the average person. But the other thing is that shows up is that
when it comes to meal time or even if they are approaching mealtime, they just get extraordinarily
hungry. And what happens is that they start to get
shaky, brain fog, fatigue, just crashing, just angry. And so anyway, what happens is they have these
huge swings in blood sugar and as a result of that hunger issue is constantly an issue. You know, conversely, you take somebody who’s
on the ketogenetic diet, sometimes you have to remind them it’s time to eat because they
just don’t get those hunger issues that the people do who have blood sugar issues and
insulin resistance. Next is increased thirst. Okay? So, these same people are going to have a
problem with just being a thirsty all the time. No matter how much water they drink, they
just never feel satiated. So, they just keep drinking and drinking,
but still feel dehydrated. It’s a really interesting concept. But that’s how these people feel. Next is fatigue. So, wake up in the morning after a good night’s
sleep, still fatigued. People are going throughout the day, just
crashing all throughout the day. You know, lots of ups and downs. Fatigue is a major issue here. Frequent urination, partially because you’re
drinking so much water of the increased thirst, but also, you know, these people are waking
up throughout the night going to the bathroom. And also, what they’re finding is that throughout
the day they’re running to the bathroom as well quite a bit. High blood pressure. Okay, now we’re starting to see that metabolic
syndrome kicks in. We’re starting to see high triglycerides,
we’re starting to see high cholesterol. This whole cascade of issues is coming into
play and the cardiovascular system is struggling here. Tingling in hands and feet. This is a common symptom that kind of freaks
people out here. But with the insulin resistance that can happen. And then also weight gain. With the insulin resistance, even if you’re
doing calorie restrictive diet, essentially you have a hard time losing weight. And the reason for that is because insulin
is high and insulin blunts the weight loss. So, let’s talk about what to do about this. Now, first of all, you’ve got to take the
refined carbohydrates out. The refined carbohydrates are going to just
skyrocket that insulin in that blood sugar. We got to take that out and focus on keeping
the insulin and blood sugar very low. Next is you ought to take out the sugar as
well, okay? Because you know, not only to sugar drive
inflammation, and we need to make sure that we’re knocking that inflammation out of the
body as we’re focusing on healing the cell receptor, but we also want to make sure that
we’re taking that sugar out because it’s going to once again drive that blood sugar and insulin
level through the roof. Now, here’s the deal is when you look at diet
alone, you’d get some pretty great results when it comes to just dieting and following
the proper diet and fixing this insulin resistance issue. But if you want to get incredible results,
here’s how you do it. You add an intermittent fasting and the reason
for that is intermittent fasting is going to help you stabilize the metabolism. It’s going to help you drive that blood sugar
down. It’s also going to help drive that insulin
level down to a further extent. Now, the reason that this is so powerful is
because it breaks a very bad cycle that’s in the body and that’s why people who are
doing calorie restriction and just diet alone, they just don’t get the same good results. They can kind of get some great results while
they’re putting those actions in the play, but once they’re done with it or once they
try to go back to a different style of diet, everything comes back to how it was. And so, if you do intermittent fasting, it
breaks that cycle and helps improve insulin sensitivity.

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Reader Comments

  1. Charlie Adams

    Dear Dr. Zyrowski, please accept my donation of this spreadsheet on Google Sheets. I wrote this and have included a link. I'd like to ask folks to copy it. What I do is start each day by making a fresh copy of the sheet; naming it the date. (0204, 0205, etc.) The only field a user need change is the value of the second column as you can see that I did for the second entry "Avocado". If the sheet gets messed up just let me know and I'll post an updated sheet as it's a work in progress. Enjoy folks! P.S. I've dropped 43 pounds so far! Okay, here's the link.

  2. Iveta F

    I do Keto and Intermitten Fasting , but my results are not Incredible . …lost only 16 lbs in 5 weeks . ..but 10 lbs in the first 2 weeks . ..only water . …

  3. Sabine S.

    My blood sugar and my blood pressure is too high. But I am thin. Keto diat sounds like loosing weight which is not my goal. Do you have a proposal for me? Thanks

  4. SamFreedom

    Doc, what do we do if we have insulin resistance due to prednisone? Im eating keto, i do not take the metformin trying instead to control with diet and exercise. Do the meds make this impossible? Is the metformin the best bet for now? Btw started it 5wks ago, and have still lost 15lbs.

  5. Devon Smith

    I hadn’t thought about it until this video mentioned it, but since starting IF I no longer have unquenchable thirst that usually happened after I ate. Also I feel the urge to urinate when my bladder is full instead of in short bursts every 30 minutes during the day.

  6. Shaun Heckstall

    Thank you Dr. Z.
    Question: Since I have been intermittent fasting, my sugar cravings have seemed to subside. Were my cravings associated with insulin resistance?

  7. Archie

    Hi doc been doing IF with lots of OMAD. Last month, Jan 7, my FBS was 7.18.was so shocked that I've been diabetic. Starting that I've been doing IF OMAD life style with cardio running every morning for 6 days. Last week I tested my A1C not FBS and it's 5.30 . My question is am I diabetic or still diabetic?im 27 BTW. Thanks a lot doc. PS. From Jan 7 my weight was 84kilo now I'm at 74ish kilo.

  8. D J

    What is a good insulin level ? How do you know when you have improved insulin resistance? Everyone talks about lowering insulin. Lowering glucose and a1c. Always clear on these two numbers but no mention of measured insulin level#?

  9. Ketogenic Doctor Jeff

    Good video. I lost 50 lbs with the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. I do one meal a day (OMAD) during the week and two meals a day (18hr fast) on the weekends. It works and it's sustainable.

  10. Teja Ragini

    Sir I started intermittent fasting from 7 days but I gain weight. Before I started my weight is 70kg, after a week my wt is 72kg. Plz suggest me how to do it properly in detail n I'm an indian

  11. Kimberly Valmera

    Keto and IF helped me lose 86 lbs last year. I did slack over the holidays and then suffering through the flu in January but got back on track and now stepped it up this week to ADF with 0 calories on fasting days. I love the freedom of this type of fasting, just hope I can keep up with it. I heard the first 2 weeks are the hardest.

  12. Bharat MV

    Please make a video on low-carb diet precautions. I have 100-125g of carbs( most of these carbs are eaten in a single meal along with protein) in my 2200 calorie diet and I am not sure if I am doing something wrong.

  13. Bharat MV

    When do carcinogenic chemicals get created when we fry fish/chicken? Please tell us the recommendation of temperature, time, colour of frying fish/chicken( in high smoke point fats ofcourse).

  14. Bharat MV

    Can the tryglyceride levels be raised by eating natural, clean food? As long as I eat healthy within my calorie limits, should I worry about tryglyceride levels? I follow a low-carb diet(not keto) where I take 20% Carbs, 20% protein and 60% fat. Are there any precautions to take in such a diet?

  15. Bharat MV

    Please tell us about Advanced Glycation End Products being formed when sugar and fat is combined in a meal. Please suggest quantity limitiations of sugar, fat in a meal to ensure not to form AGEPs. Would carbs with <10g of sugar say + fats >20g cause AGEs?

  16. Allan Alberts

    My only issue is my stomach grumbling during meetings or group activities lol. When i know my stomachs about to make noises, i start sipping on my water bottle. Works everytime to stop it.

  17. fajar wisga

    Most if these IR symptomps happen on me, but i really can't gain weight. My blood sugar is often low. Is it possible that an IR individual do not gain weight despite doing carb?

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