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What is Insulin Resistance and Why Does It Occur?

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Note: Reshape Physical Therapy and Wellness evolved into Weight Loss for Health, and finally Zivli. How to Lose Weight After 50 was our first course that eventually grew into Zivli. Some old blog posts or resources mentioned in this episode may have been removed. 

In this presentation, you'll learn why insulin resistance is the root cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes. More importantly, you'll learn how you can reverse this condition with simple and effective lifestyle changes. 


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Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic Intro

[5:15] How is obesity measured?

[10:10] Why the rise in obesity and severe obesity since 1977?

[17:31] What causes obesity...insulin or calories? 

[20:40] Brain insulin sensitivity explained. 

[24:00] Difference between visceral and subcutaneous body fat. 

[27:12] How the hypothalamus regulates hunger and eating behavior. 

[28:25] Ghrelin hormone function and regulation. 

[31:31] Satiety hormones explained.  

[32:39] Body set point weight (working and not working). 

[38:44] Weight regain after weight loss explained 

[44:56] Best diet for long-term weight loss. 

[59:53] What is insulin resistance?

[1:01:29] Insulin resistance testing (fasting insulin and HOMA-IR tutorial) 

[1:02:54] Signs and symptoms of insulin resistance. 

[1:08:43] What causes insulin resistance? 

[1:20:08] Why tracking macronutrients is helpful for weight loss. 

[1:21:39] How is insulin affected by different macronutrients? 

[1:22:27] Different types of carbohydrates explained. 

[1:22:48] Why protein is important and good for weight loss. 

[1:33:20] Dietary fats explained.  

[1:46:11] Insulin resistance diet (eat lots of these!) 

[1:50:51] Insulin resistance diet (avoid or eat these less than daily) 

[1:54:15] Intermittent fasting and insulin resistance. 

[1:58:12] Sleep and insulin resistance. 

[1:59:13] Best exercise for insulin resistance. 


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

 >> Freebie: Weight Loss Mindset Audio Training

>> Freebie: The Ultimate Food Guide

>> Track Your Macros Free Video Series