Insulin Resistance Diet — What To Eat & Why | Update

In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related). Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy.

Complete nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids from protein and essential fatty acids from fat-containing food, also food energy in the form of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity.

There are thousands of diets. Some are for losing weight, while others are for gaining weight, lowering cholesterol, living a long and healthful life, and many other reasons.

A diet is best described as a fixed plan of eating and drinking where the type and amount of food are planned out in order to achieve weight loss or follow a particular lifestyle.

Here are some diets that are popular in the community

1. Mediterranean diet
The emphasis is on lots of plant foods, fresh fruits as dessert, beans, nuts, whole grains, seeds, olive oil as the main source of dietary fats. Cheese and yogurts are the main dairy foods. The diet also includes moderate amounts of fish and poultry, up to about four eggs per week, small amounts of red meat, and low to moderate amounts of wine.

2. Raw food diet
The raw food diet, or raw foodism, involves consuming foods and drinks that are not processed, are completely plant-based, and ideally organic.

3. Vegan diet
Veganism is more of a way of life and a philosophy than a diet. A vegan does not eat anything that is animal-based, including eggs, dairy, and honey. Vegans do not usually adopt veganism just for health reasons, but also for environmental, ethical, and compassionate reasons.

4. Vegetarian diet
The majority of vegetarians are lacto-ovo vegetarians, in other words, they do not eat animal-based foods, except for eggs, dairy, and honey.

Studies over the last few years have shown that vegetarians have a lower body weight, suffer less from diseases, and typically have a longer life expectancy than people who eat meat.

5. Ketogenic diet
The ketogenic diet has been used for decades as a treatment for epilepsy and is also being explored for other uses. It involves reducing carbohydrate intake and upping fat intake. It sounds contrary to common sense, but it allows the body to burn fat as a fuel, rather than carbohydrates.

6. Atkins diet
The Atkins diet, or Atkins nutritional approach, focuses on controlling the levels of insulin in the body through a low-carbohydrate diet.

If people consume large amounts of refined carbohydrates, their insulin levels rise and fall rapidly. Rising insulin levels trigger the body to store energy from the food that is consumed, making it less likely that the body will use stored fat as a source of energy.

Therefore, people on the Atkins diet avoid carbohydrates but can eat as much protein and fat as they like.
Although popular for some time, the Atkins Diet comes with certain risks. Individuals considering the Atkins Diet should speak with their doctor.

A healthy diet may improve or maintain optimal health. In developed countries, affluence enables unconstrained caloric intake and possibly inappropriate food choices.

Health agencies recommend that people maintain a normal weight by limiting consumption of energy-dense foods and sugary drinks, eating plant-based food, limiting consumption of red and processed meat, and limiting alcohol intake.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is an evidence-based information source that policy makers and health professionals use to advise the general public about healthy nutrition.

Insulin Resistance Diet — What To Eat & Why

Insulin resistance diet, is a very important topic. Especially for people living with type 1 diabetes. This is a presentation where two type 1’s share their story using a insulin resistance diet to reverse the problem by addressing the cause. They also share success stories with type 2 clients, where reversing insulin resistance also allowed them to stop diabetes medications. Learn all the science and practical application in this lecture.

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Insulin resistance diet is often misunderstood. Many people think that carbohydrates are the problem, but Dr. Cyrus Khambatta explains exactly why it’s actually fat that is the problem. Please comment below with any questions you have!



  1. Hey, this is absolutely fantastic, eye opening, and a revolutionary approach. I would also like to know along with this diet, what kind of exercise exactly will be helpful in improving insulin sensitivity. kindly help.

  2. I am not an overweight person absolutely my weight issue good but I haf diabetes because of stress and whenever I search for a cure to diabetes I find people only talk about weight loss I am not fat at all however I had diabetes type 2 because of too much stress I have been through

  3. How do people do this…? Every time I have tried I just get super hungry even when eating MORE calories than I normally do. I get super bloated and swollen and after just a few days I just CRAVE like salmon and eggs and it feels so good to eat it, my body can digest it and I feel FULL and SATIATED. I never feel satiated from tons of carbs and even legumes! I do love everything they present here but it just seems like I can't have that alone, I don't even know how my body would digest all that carbs and legumes! Is there a program where you more slowly ease in to it? How would this be done? I'm not diabetic so it's not very urgent, but I'm suspecting that I'm starting to become pre-diabetic, I have gained about 45 pounds and just cannot shed it! Best regards from Sweden!😊

  4. I hope my identical twin sister will be willing to listen to this soon, or at least some day. She has had Type 1 Diabetes since we were 11 (16 years ago). She does a good job controlling her numbers, but she has a really hard time with her weight. It is so great to see this info about T1D because everything I see about HCLF/plant based mentions Type 2 but nothing about Type 1. Now I know that this diet will be great for her too. Thank you for all you guys do

  5. Hello
    I have a big problem with my mother. She is diabetic and has high blood pressure plus bad glycerides. 4 months ago she did not smoke cigarettes. 7 weeks ago she went over to a raw diet. for a week he has been drinking vegetable juices. broke insulin after switching to a raw diet but sugar still has a high, sometimes more or less, pressure similarly on average has 140 on 96 puls 70-75. its latest results are bad
    LDL 184
    HDL 37.6
    POTASIUM 4.35
    ALT 21
    A1C 7.34%
    I am afraid of mame and I do not know how to help her further. it keeps me on a diet that drops weight from 80 to 75kg during the diet. please help.

  6. couple days? shoot i been fighting this for LOTS of years now!! im 6 foot and not evne 130lbs i cant keep or gain weight evr not mattetr ho wmuch i try to eat./ and i get wierd floaty visions heavy falling out feelings some days for a lil bit if i dont eat in day and am at work etc.. help? what do i do? underweight fast thyroid in family alottt too! anyone? ive never bene overweight or even over 145lbs, ever in my life. so i didnt get this problem from having body fat. im going over to listed veggies aso mangos bananas etc now. what if youre starting out with being underweight already and always have been!? high natural fresh foods carbs still right!?

  7. This presentation gives totally wrong information. High fat/high protein/low carbohydrate diet helps in losing weight and reverse diabetes. If his hypothesis right why South Indians who take high carbohydrates are becoming diabetes. I have reduced weight and stopped taking drugs for diabetes in three days and my glucose levels are 100 to 110 in fasting state. No data is available that connects cholesterol level to cardiovascular events. It is big pharma companies greediness that created this myth and manipulated to convert many people into patients. Use of statins for one year makes the person diabetic. PLEASE DO NOT BELIVE IT. Read the book “the truth about Pharma companies: How they deceive us and what todo about it by Marcia Angell.

  8. Oh My God! We have been doing a low fat, low protein and low dairy diet and it has taken my husband about nine months and I was skeptical the entire time but I have prayed for a miracle and we got our answer. This is the type of information doctors don't want you to know and especially the pharmaceutical companies and because they will be out of business. His sugar level has gone from the five hundreds to 92, 117,101. We exercise and that has helped as well. The low carb diets don't work. We eat carbs all the time otherwise we would have no energy. God bless you for making this video!

  9. RUBBISH .
    Why the insulin resistance donot occur in children (type1).??

    Why it occurs only in type 2?

    The liver of an adult person knows the charestertics of original insulin produced in the body, when he/she was not a patient.

    The artificial insulin being not original the intellectual body reject it. This is called IR.

    Where as the liver of chidren has never seen original insulin .

    As such the type 1 body accepts artificial insulin.

    The insulin produced through chemical medication is partially poisonous. So also, the artificial insulin can never be a substitute to original insulin .

    No medical science can ever produce original human insulin.

    Let me proceed further.

    We humans have different blood groups.
    The insulin so produced in different blood groups got to be of different insulin groups.
    Use commonsense.
    If in doubt contact me

    Never say too much insulin will cause insulin resistance

    9400622546 (india).

  10. but i did not eat fat, and ended up with with hypoglycemia and insulin resistance. so what should i eat now? i thought that changing my diet to: 50%fat 26%proteins and 24%carbs will be ok for me but according to the video it will not be a good idea. i am lost now… what should i eat then?

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