Corine’s weight was creeping up over the years until she was about 60lbs heavier than she’d ever been. She tried everything to get the weight off without success. She was trying to eat healthy and took up exercising. She actually hired a personal trainer and worked out 6 days a week. 3 days of strength training and 3 days of cardio. At the end of a year she was 5lbs lighter and $5000 poorer. With the weight gain, her blood pressure and cholesterol were up. The doctor put her on medication for both. Corine’s energy was really low. She would come home from work and take a two hour nap, get up, have dinner and be able to go right back to bed and have no trouble sleeping. Corine began seeing the advise of specialists. After hearing her story and listening to her share about her exercise and healthy eating habits (whole grains, no white flour), she would get a pat on the back and a “good job.”
After the last specialist, Corine became very frustrated and decided she was going to look for another way. She met a friend who told her to look into natural health alternatives. On this journey, she found the Ideal Protein protocol. Corine started the protocol in October and by May she had lost 60 lbs. After three weeks on the program, she was able to cut her blood pressure medicine in half. By May, she was off all medicines.
Corine felt like she had her life back. With renewed energy, she now works two jobs, a full time job and works evenings and Saturdays as a coach for 7Company. Corine is passionate about the weight loss program and wants to share it with other.
We are so proud of Corine!
From the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps the body use glucose for energy. Glucose is a form of sugar that is the body’s main source of energy.
The body’s digestive system breaks food down into glucose, which then travels in the bloodstream to cells throughout the body. Glucose in the blood is called blood glucose, also known as blood sugar. As the blood glucose level rises after a meal, the pancreas releases insulin to help cells take in and use the glucose.
When people are insulin resistant, their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. As a result, their bodies need more insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas tries to keep up with this increased demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas fails to keep up with the body’s need for insulin. Excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, setting the stage for diabetes. Many people with insulin resistance have high levels of both glucose and insulin circulating in their blood at the same time.
Insulin resistance increases the chance of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Learning about insulin resistance is the first step toward making lifestyle changes that can help prevent diabetes and other health problems.
Some people with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance have seen improvements after being on the Ideal Protein diet.
Did you know that Metabolic Syndrome (also known as Syndrome X) has four hallmarks symptoms of obesity? The four are central obesity (belly fat), high choleseterol, hypertension and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). These four hallmark symptoms have something in common – hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin in the blood) along with insulin resistance.
The late Gerald Reaven, MD, in 1987 came up with the term “Syndrome X” to show that the four legs of the “X” represent the symptoms of metabolic syndrome (belly fat, high blood pressure, hypertension and high cholesterol) and the midpoint of the X (where the 4 meet in the center) are the causal agents of too much insulin along with insulin resistance. The body’s cells are not responding to normal amounts of insulin. That has become the standar, accepted medical model of this diseas called Metabolic Syndrom.