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Does this look familiar? This is the pattern that gets us stuck while trying to lose weight and feel better. Making adjustments to when we eat, what we eat and what we shouldn’t can make a huge difference in whether we’re successful in losing the pounds and regaining the health we’re meant to have. Overtime, this type of daily diet will lead us to a cascade of issues due to the blood sugar/insulin roller coaster it facilitates. This lifestyle sets us up for a state of insulin resistance, which is basically the cells of our bodies shutting the door on sugar. When the cells stop taking in sugar, what’s left in the blood stream gets stored as fat… and the process continues. If you go to Google and type in “Insulin Resistance and”, the drop down will list – weight loss, Alzheimer’s, PCOS, pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, inflammation, metabolic syndrome and hypertension. The list, unfortunately, can also include depression, ADHD, cardiovascular disease, cancer and many more. I believe that having an awareness around this typical eating pattern and what it enables is central to healing and losing weight. It’s frustrating to have to sort through all of the information we hear about nutrition and weight loss these days. However, when we have a basic understanding of food and how the body processes it, we can then make the best decisions based on our own bodies, lifestyles and the changes we’re prepared to make.