Unless you’re diabetic, you probably haven’t taken your blood sugar with a glucose meter. Taking your blood sugar, or having your doctor do it, could help you determine if you have some insulin resistance. If you’re carrying more than 30lbs of excess fat and having trouble getting the weight to come off with a healthy diet and exercise, then you MAY have some insulin resistance.

This is worth knowing because insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 diabetes. You’ll be better off finding out now and working to regain insulin sensitivity before it progresses further. If you are insulin resistant, or your fasted blood sugar is over 110, find a doctor, and perhaps a low carb dietician, who will work with you on your diet to regain insulin sensitivity.