Diabetic Weight Loss

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Why is weight loss far more complicated for type 2 and a type 1 diabetics alike. Which three factors come into play that ultimately determine life long success? And are certain diets sabotaging your results,
responsible for you rebounding, gaining weight and making your diabetes worse. How is weight loss connected to what we
as diabetics care about the most, blood sugar control? But before we begin let me welcome all of
you Resilient Diabetics out there. This is the channel where we turn ordinary
struggling diabetics into extraordinarily well controlled diabetics. If you don’t know who I am and you are brand new to this channel. I welcome you. My name is Jay Sampat and I became an insulin dependent diabetic a little over 6 years ago due to an autoimmune attack which caused the destruction of my pancreas as a result of a severe gluten allergy response. So not only am I diabetic like you, where
we walk the walk and talk the talk together, I do also have a Bsc degree in nutrition/dietetics. And that comes in VERY handy in helping discuss all the intricacies of being a diabetic… Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button,
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if you want to be notified when a Resilient Diabetic new video has been published. As with all of my videos this should not be
considered personal medical advise. This is my interpretation of the latest research. If you want medical advise please always consult your physician. If you are subscribed have been following me, then you know that I struggled with weight and body image issues at a young age especially in elementary and high school. It was what ultimately drove me to change
my degree from engineering to nutrition/dietetics. I was just way to fascinated by the human body and I wanted to learn more. So you can imagine, over the years, I have
tried just about every diet imaginable. So as a late onset insulin dependent diabetic and one who has battled weight issues, I can tell you getting to look like this has not
been an easy road to navigate. It has been like walking through a life long
mind field. And I know many of you are struggling and
failed like I did and many times over at that. But that ends today… We are suppose to follow these easy and expert recommended diet plans that aid in both dropping weight and body fat, and for many new diabetics we are told, much better blood sugar control. And yes you may drop a few pounds and sugars stabilize at first, but then you plateau, thus you cut calories to just about as low
as you can handle, while battling these intense hunger, and severe cravings issues. Sometimes all you can think of is food! You even have dreams of food at night.
But even after that and for some odd reason, body fat loss stalls, it starts going nowhere
and then blood sugar control becomes volatile again. The idea that we have all be taught, calorie-counting and cutting portion sizes, will result in permanent weight loss, is not the case. You and I can clearly see that… In reality, our bodies cleverly adapt, they react and then compensate for this low-calorie intake by basically burning less. As soon as we start to eat less, we’re then driven to eat more as we become hungry. So you then feel desperate, disheartened,
and like you’re a failure. Ill say this here and now, diet failure is
not your fault. And Ill explain why to you today. In fact, certain diets are sabotaging your
results, they’re solely responsible for you rebounding, gaining weight and making
your diabetes worse. The vast majority of diet experts say, eat
less food, do more exercise, sounds so simple on paper. It’s just a shame that it doesn’t work
that way. What you will finally start to understand
is that weight is not about eating less and/or doing more. Weight is about storing fat and un-Storing
fat which all comes about through blood sugar and insulin control. Notice, I said control, not the elimination
of insulin like many diets incorrectly call for. The first concerns we have as diabetics is
related to our pancreas. If you are a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic like myself where we have to take insulin then the amounts of circulating insulin will
both over time determine weight gain and weight loss, and the relative inflammation, thus
resistance it will cause if the wrong foods are eaten. If one is a type 2 diabetic, then there will
certainly be two issues to contend to. One is called pancreatic burnout. This is the key most diabetic experts are
completely missing in their carbohydrate centered models!!! That is where over the years due to the excessive amounts of carbohydrates eaten, the pancreatic beta cells are no longer functioning, and
are slowly failing. But what is worse, if more carbs are still
recommended and consumed, and high blood sugars still persist then pancreas then fails even at a
faster rate, turning them into type one insulin dependent diabetics. The second pressing issue we as diabetics
face are theses fats called triglycerides that are stored inside the liver, in-between
all the body organs, deep inside the body, and within the muscle tissue that is causing resistance for insulin. Meaning insulin can no longer able to do it’s job by remove sugars from blood stream. That in terms puts additional pressure on
the pancreas to make more and more insulin driving up other severe diseases like heart
disease and high blood pressure. While at the same time creating this vicious unbreakable cycle of pancreatic beta cell death. But one has to remember the resistance from the triglycerides are not coming from the fats we eat, but from the excessive carbohydrates, both good and bad that are being converted to fats by the liver and then stored in all
the wrong places, causing all these metabolic dysfunctions. As diabetics we get a two-for mechanism, that is simultaneously obtain great sugars control and we are able to lose weight permanently
when we realize our bodies require nutrients, not calories. When nutrients are absent hunger is triggered even if calories are coming in. That is why starchy, refined, packaged carbs create hunger, they are very, very low in nutrients but are high in carbohydrates and calories. That is why you are hungry two hours later because yes, the body getting calories, energy, but it is it is so low amounts of usable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, that it begins craving even more. And if you think adding in a nutritional supplement is the answer, then your in for another of mans greatest scams. The only vitamin that may be the exception
especially for diabetics is vitamin D. On your next visit to your doctors office. Ask them to add the blood test to your next labs to confirm… Many of you may actually thank me for this. The first thing you have to do is to stop
attempting to lose weight and prioritize your health instead. Shift to seeing food as a friend and appreciating it for the nutrients it gives rather than the weight loss it could facilitate. You have to recognized that food is there
to nourish the body, not to reward it. So what nourishes the body, is it fats the
it carbohydrates, or the protein? The first rule every diabetic should know
is that the body can’t use carbohydrates for body maintenance roles, such as building bone density, fighting infections or repairing muscles and cells. Those activities require fat and protein. Hence, any excessive carbohydrate that you consume needs to be used up immediately for direct energy, or it will be stored as fat, triglycerides. Carbohydrates are not considered essential for survival. Protein and fats are considered essential
because the body cannot make those valuable nutrients that only they can provide. We have been conditioned to think about this general principle that says, “energy in=energy out” or calories in=calories out. I was taught, in order to lose 1lb of fat
you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories. I’m sure you have heard that too. I have discussed this very simple model
in previous videos, but now that we have discussed insulin in detail, we can now note the law
of thermodynamics does come into play but it is highly limiting as you will find out why. Think of it this way….If a deficit of 3500 cals would cause 1lb of fat loss were true in its entirety , then dropping 1000 calories per day will have you losing 104lbs over a year. What is you weighed 150 lbs and you dropped 1000 calories a day, would you then weigh what 15lbs in a few years? The human body is not like a machine or an
engine, so the other vital thing to know about the laws of thermodynamics is that it says
nothing about weight. The laws are about energy. They are about the movement of heat. Ill say it again, they are not about weight. What is observed in the human body involving a reduced energy diets and/or even weight-loss medications is that weight plateaus at approximately 6 months!! That is the point where many of you give up. Each time you give up, the body then regains the weight you lost plus and additional 10% after each crash diet. This makes your diabetes worse. The body is capable of adjustments. Not only can the body adjust, it always does. To lose weight, we need to stop storing fat
and start un-Storing fat. To stop storing fat, we need to control insulin. Insulin as I have said is the master control
switch. But today I am going to introduce you to another but just as important hormone called glucagon. Where insulin is the master storage hormone, as it builds structure it simultaneously turns off fat utilization. Glucagon is the hormone that breaks down structure to its simplest forms and enables fat to be used for energy. To start un-storing fat, we need to enable
glucagon. We cannot switch glucagon on, but we can create the right environment whereby glucagon is able to do its work. So lets talk about the three most important
ways to control and limit insulin. First of all. Stop snacking and grazing immediately. Constantly eating will keep insulin chronically high and very active, thus will keep you in an fat storing mode. Number two, you must manage your carb intake. Every time you eat anything with carbohydrates you will activate insulin. Whether it be two slices whole grain bread,
a bowl of oat meal, or a can of soda. It raises insulin the same. Even that cup of coffee or tea in the middle
of afternoon with milk and sugar in it will stop the body from burning fat. Third, you have to use the right fuels for the body. You want nutrient dense foods, especially
nutrient dense, low calorie carbohydrate sources. And what are those. Above ground Cruciferous vegetables for one. Starchy based carbohydrate foods like breads, pasta, rice, couscous, potatoes, breakfast cereals, oats and other grains like rye and
barley will make both weight loss and blood sugar control very difficult if not impossible
for the long term. Everyone seems to be hyper focused on the extremes especially on two macro-nutirents. Either the diet severely limits carbs and
protein, and the focus is on fats. Or in today’s world our beloved institutions,
and health care experts will limit fats and to an extent protein while still pushing the
very thing that releases insulin, carbohydrates. And that is on top of not factoring in a pancreas which has already been burn out… Here is what you need to know and understand. Once insulin has been minimized and controlled it then becomes possible for glucagon to start working to break down body fat, which is weight loss actually. When nutrient dense foods are consumed that is lean sources of protein and above ground vegetables the then body gets what it wants and needs, vitamins. minerals and antioxidants. Only then can the body become a fat burning machine and this is important, preserve ones metabolisms and precious muscle tissue all at the same time. Lean proteins like fish, chicken, turkey,
beef, along with the nutrient dense carbs will provide enough glucose to more then satisfy the body. We want to burn fats not carbohydrates for
our main source of energy. Even elite athletes will have approximately
1,500 calories of fuel stored as carbohydrates in their muscles and liver. And around 50,000 calories of fuel stored as body fat ready to go. So our esteemed experts say eat less, but
they also say I want you to exercise more. So where does exercise fit into all this,
you may ask? Depending on the exercise, the duration and intensity, the first fuel source to be needed will be any glucose stored. Once this is running low, the body will then turn to fats. The lower the carb intake, the sooner the
body will need to look for fats to breakdown to fuel the activity. Here is the first problem for diabetics in
particular. Pancreatic burnout changes the model. Exercise is a stressor, so insulin is actually
required to move the gluose from the blood into the muscles. But if you have noticed
one of the major problems is the rise in blood sugars during and after exercise. So diabetic blood sugars gets elevated and
does not fall, like in non-diabetics. Second and the biggest hurdle for many diabetics. Exercise creates hunger especially
if the wrong foods are eaten. If one is already eating a high carbs ratio
diet, you are already going to have hunger pangs. That is why you’ve been advised to snack,
but now you know what snacking does. If you then add in exercise, your appetite
will go through the roof. So not only will you be battling high blood
sugars, but because of the exercise, you will now become even hungrier…. So no, this not your fault, the eat
less and doing more mantra may lead to some really unhealthy behaviors. Exercise can only be added into the equation when diet has been stabilized first. And how would you verify your are on track
and a diet is working… Easily for one, you would want to see a
nice flat lined glucose chart, that is well controlled. Here is my chart from just yesterday. Two, if you can guess your glucose levels
at any point in the day and be off by say 10 or so points, your body will start rewarding
you. Once certain beliefs are seen to have no evidence base, they crumble astonishingly quickly. The tragedy is that the proponents of conventional dietary beliefs rarely have the humility and honesty to admit that they were wrong. Because remember their business models and likelihoods are dependent on perpetuating these dietary lies… I will set up a direct play-list for you at
the end of this video directly on foods I eat and why. In the episode Diabetes and Protein, you will come to find out protein may be the single most important nutrient for a diabetic can consume for the greatest possible health outcome. What are the top three vegetables for a diabetic to consume and why. What about breads? Are they to blame for the first known cases
of type 2 diabetes found in the ancient world and the for the recent explosion of diabetes in our modern world? If on a desktop or laptop, I want you to use your mouse to click that upcoming box, if on your mobile devise just tap that with your fingers… The first is the link to subscribe to this
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7 comments

  1. Your videos get better all the time but I think you pretty much summed a lot up in this video. I got my A1c results back and I am at 5.1 now down from 5.6 last year because of following the diet you recommend of green leafy vegetables, cruciferous vegetables and modestly fat meats. I get fat and protein from my meat (mostly eggs, beef, buffalo, lamb and fish) and I get my vitamins and minerals from the vegetables; this is the species appropriate diet for a human being. I understand this is a life long diet. I tried a glucose challenge the other day by having a double cheeseburger, an order of fries, and a peanut butter milkshake. Like a big dummy I forgot to bring my meter with me but I did get home two hours after eating and my reading was 176 so this tells me I still have a metabolic issue and will for life. Simply put I cannot metabolize carbs properly but the good news is that I am catching this hopefully in time to minimize any future damage thanks to you. 5.1 correlates to an average glucose of 100 which is interesting because my fasting morning reading is always between 96 and 110 and sometimes after I eat my very low carb (6 grams) breakfast my reading will actually go down a little instead of up. I wish I could have readings in the 80's as suggested by Dr. Bernstein. I know you are a proponent of Metformin but the question remains is a chronic reading that is a small amount high like 100 really going to cause any long term ill effects on me anyway? Keep up the good work!

  2. Great video Jay!
    Your glucose chart looks good. Are the bars 30 prior days? Looks like you have improved control. I think you mentioned that you just got a CGM?
    Your comment on T1 exercise and the need for insulin is dead on. I try to get in exercise early v in the afternoon about 2 hours after lunch particularly if glucose is running higher than I want. Even a short 20 minutes session can easily bring me right back to target. 4 hours after meals when the rapid has worn off even a much more intensive workout has very little effect in reducing glucose.

  3. hey Jai, you asked me a couple weeks back if i would recommend libre lifestyle and if it was accurate n such… i did say i would recommend it as i can and do test 8-12 times a day with ease. But note though it is more or less a micro needle that enters just under your skin so it will lag somewhat because your not measuring it through your blood… so my reading 5 through prick test may show 5.5 or 6 on libre for a few minutes before hitting the 5, but then again prick tests can be unreliable to.. all in all it is accurate enough and i will never go back

  4. Hello, I really appreciate the info you are sharing. It would be awesome to see some of the meals you have. Could you share some ways you cook/serve the good foods?

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