By Taylor Robbins, C.S.C.S
We are always talking about fat loss. Why…because a lot of people have some excess of it and are not sure how to rid of it.
Of course, everyone wants the quick fix, the easy way, the fast-track to the goal of fat loss. As you would guess already from our other videos and content, there is no such a path.
However, there are some existing methods that are VERY simple and can help facilitate fat loss much more easily than you would think.
The main reason for excess body fat is an intoleration to insulin.
Anyone who has excess body fat is very resistant to the hormone insulin. The reason for this is a long history of ingested processed foods, high sugar-content foods, and low nutrient density foods. These foods cause the largest response of insulin in the body, and too much insulin in your system for too much time for too many years teaches your body to respond less aggressively to it. Therefore, you stop processing nutrients as efficiently and you start to gain fat like it was your job.
With this said, you need to manage your insulin sensitivity in order to start to see fat loss.
A simple and easy way to do this is to ingest acetic acid, in this case vinegar, during meals; especially meals containing sugary/starchy carbohydrates.
Countless studies have been done on people with type 2 diabetes, the obese, and overweight, and most studies are very conclusive now that vinegar consumption during meals helps decrease the glycemic response in the body, decrease the insulin response in the body, and even directly decrease fat mass. (3)
Yep, just 1-2 tablespoons of this stuff on a salad or even taken orally from the spoon in the form of apple cider vinegar or the like can increase your insulin sensitivity again. (1)
This small amount of vinegar decreases the glycemic response by almost 20% compared to not. (2)
So, you may even have type 2 diabetes or some other form of an overweight-related diagnosis and have been prescribed medication such as metformin.
I do not recommend changing anything until consultation with a doctor; however, I personally always suggest eliminating prescription drugs which deplete the body of vital minerals like zinc and magnesium and instead use a more organic and natural approach. With that said, vinegar have an impact on glycemic control of upwards of a 45% decrease, this has the same power as metformin or other like drugs. This is just something to consider.
Eat your pickles and drink or eat your vinegar to a more healthy body.