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Syndrome X

If you are 'apple-shaped' and you've battled with the bulge for some years as many of us have, it may help you to know that a condition known as Syndrome X could be the reason. If you do have Syndrome X, and estimates for the UK are that 1 in 3 people may have, then you may also be insulin resistant. This could be the reason why you have difficulty losing weight. In a nutshell, sugar (glucose) in refined carbohydrates is the main culprit. And low-fat foods often contain lots of hidden sugars. As a nation, we have been steadily overdosing on this hidden sugar and over time, this has caused us to become insulin resistant. Dr Kirstie Gibson in the Sunday Times reported: "the average person can live with this condition for 16 years before diagnosis. Could you have it? It is estimated that one in three people in the UK have Syndrome X. Symptoms include:

  1. Unexplained lethargy
  2. Unexplained weight gain, particularly around the waistline and hips
  3. Spots or bad skin
  4. Increased cellulite
  5. Increased appetite and cravings for sweet sugary snacks
  6. Increased desire throughout the day for energy drinks, such as coffee, cola and Red Bull

What can you do?There is no drug to treat this. Only changing your lifestyle and diet will help you recover. If you think you could be suffering from the condition, it is important to address the problem as early as possible because it does put you at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, It may also put you at a higher risk of future heart disease and strokes. My nutrition and exercise course Programme will not only change your body shape but will also cut your risk of developing both Syndrome X and Diabetes.

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Diets dont workAfter 30, diets don't work anymore, the metabolism slows down, and it’s all downhill from there.

But is that really right? Does the metabolism come to a grinding halt after age 30? After all, if middle age spread was an inevitable consequence of aging, why bother dieting or exercising?

If you look around at the physiques of people out and about, whether it be in the gym, supermarket, local pub or elsewhere. The evidence is there. Younger people tend to be leaner and seemingly in possession of faster metabolic rates than older individuals.

It’s true that when you’re young, your body finds a way to balance energy expenditure and energy intake, remember eating chips and chocolate everyday and not gaining a pound. It’s true that, as we age, we have a much more difficult time maintaining what we’ve got. These truths, however, don’t seal our fates. Just because some people spend their lives in a frustrating battle of eating less only to gain more, that doesn’t mean you have to.



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