Are your clients eating too many carbs? 🍞 It may show in surprising ways!
Weight distribution can be a key indicator of insulin sensitivity. Look for shifts from pear to apple shapes as insulin resistance increases. Continue reading for more.
When it comes to understanding our clients’ health and their food habits, particularly carbohydrate intake, one surprising element often goes unnoticed – weight distribution.🍐🍎
The way our body stores fat can give us insights into our insulin sensitivity. Young women with good insulin sensitivity typically gain weight around their hips, resulting in a pear-shaped body. However, as insulin sensitivity decreases due to factors like diet, aging, or other lifestyle habits, this weight distribution can shift. The body moves from a pear shape to an apple shape, with more weight accumulating around the waist.
Here are the top 3 indicators I’ve found that may point towards a decrease in insulin sensitivity in women:
1️⃣ Weight Distribution Shift: As mentioned, a shift from a pear to an apple-shaped body can be a key sign.
2️⃣ Frequent Sugar Cravings: A sudden or increasing craving for sugary or carb-rich foods can indicate insulin resistance.
3️⃣ Increased Hunger: If a client reports feeling hungry soon after a meal or overeating often, it may be due to decreased insulin sensitivity.
The shoulders, waist, and hips ratio is crucial in understanding what type of food might be affecting our clients. We can use this knowledge to guide them towards a healthier lifestyle, better eating habits, and improved insulin sensitivity.
It’s more than just numbers on a scale or a specific body shape—it’s about understanding our bodies and the signals they’re sending us. Listen to your body; it’s the first step towards a healthier you. Stay tuned for more insights! 💖