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All About Insulin Resistance with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo | Ep. 197

How to Balance Your Blood Sugar and Reverse Insulin Resistance

JJ welcomes the amazing Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo to deep dive into insulin resistance and blood sugar balance. Find out what insulin resistance is and how to tell if you have it, plus why it's crucial to take action early to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and protect your health. If you’re struggling with blood sugar issues and stubborn belly fat, you don’t want to miss Dr. Ritamarie’s top diet and lifestyle tips to reverse insulin resistance and feel better fast!  

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Main Points From Today’s Episode

  1. Blood sugar imbalance is the underlying cause of many health issues. Those include brain fog, fatigue, stubborn belly fat, and increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.  
  2. It’s not just about food! The right type of exercise, stress management, and quality sleep are all critical for blood sugar balance.
  3. Grazing between meals keeps your insulin levels elevated. It’s impossible to burn fat when your insulin levels are high.

Episode Play-By-Play
[1:25] Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo’s career briefing.
[2:50] Issues with blood sugar are the underlying cause of many health problems.
[3:49] Dr. Ritamarie’s personal experience with high blood sugar.
[6:13] Early detection is key.
[7:13] What is insulin resistance?
[9:40] Early signs and symptoms of insulin resistance
[10:47] How is belly fat connected to insulin resistance?
[12:19] It’s not just about food! The right type of exercise, stress management, and quality sleep are all critical for blood sugar balance.
[14:04] Grazing keeps your insulin levels elevated.
[17:40] What role does genetics play in insulin resistance?
[21:01] It is possible to reverse insulin resistance!
[22:30] The right type of exercise can make a huge impact.
[24:33] The one thing that makes a big difference for Dr. Ritamarie.
[25:49] Take Dr. Ritamarie’s free quiz to find out your risk of insulin resistance and what to do about it.
[27:19] Get better quality of sleep while also calming your brain with JJ’s Sleep Candy.
[27:58] Listener’s question: What’s a sweet snack I can have before bed?
[28:51] It’s not just what you eat, it’s also when you eat.

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JJVirgin.com/ir
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