Diabesity is a condition where you suffer from type 2 diabetes and obesity simultaneously. Learning how to avoid Diabesity symptoms should be everyone’s top health goal. After all, Diabesity is a dangerous — even deadly — disease. According to a 2017 report published in Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabesity is the biggest health epidemic in human history.
More than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from Diabesity, including 50% of Americans over 65. Diabesity significantly increases the risk for heart disease, kidney failure, stroke, and other diseases. It not only negatively affects people’s health, but also their finances.
According to the article, “Diabesity, an Overview of a Rising Epidemic,” published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, the cost of diabetes on the world economy was $376 billion in 2010, but expected to rise to $490 billion by 2030. Further, diabetes consumes 14% and obesity consumes 5.7% of the USA’s total healthcare expenditures. Obviously, Diabesity is putting a significant economic burden on the United States.
Avoiding Diabesity symptoms — and Diabesity itself — is the only way to slow the epidemic and save lives. But how do you do that? How do you prevent or reverse Diabesity? That’s what we’re going to help you do. But first, let’s discuss Diabesity a little more.
Cause of Diabesity and Its Symptoms
To say there is a “link” between type 2 diabetes and obesity is an understatement. The heartbreaking truth is that obesity almost always leads to type 2 diabetes, and vice versa. In fact, if someone has obesity, there is a 90 percent chance they will develop type 2 diabetes. To put that in perspective, someone who smokes for 30 years has about a 10 percent chance of developing lung cancer. So..if you suffer from obesity, you are 9 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than a smoker is to develop cancer.
Why does this interrelationship between type 2 diabetes and obesity exist? Because they are both symptoms of an elevated setpoint. Neither obesity or type 2 diabetes are inevitable, though. They can be prevented or reversed by fixing the underlying metabolic cause, which we will discuss shortly.
Though research is not clear as why an elevated setpoint shows up first as type 2 diabetes in some people and as obesity in others, what is clear is that one almost inevitably leads to the other. It works like this: if your doctor diagnoses you with type 2 diabetes, that means insulin is building up in your bloodstream. Excess insulin makes it almost impossible for your body to burn stored fat for fuel. That makes obesity almost inevitable. Similarly, a diagnosis of obesity means your brain, gut, hormones, or all of them can’t do their job to regulate weight. This leads to insulin building up in your bloodstream, which almost inevitably leads to type 2 diabetes.
So if your setpoint rises and nothing is done, you will be diagnosed with either obesity or type 2 diabetes. Then, if nothing is done after that diagnosis, the other diagnosis will follow, and you will have Diabesity.
Real Cause of Diabesity
If you are overweight, obese, or diabese, you have probably tried to lose weight many times. You may have tried 5, 10, 15 or more “miracle” weight-loss plans, only to end up disappointed. Oh, you lost weight, maybe even a lot of weight. But the minute you tried to go back to a “normal” diet, you put all the weight back on — and then some. Did you feel guilty, blame yourself? Did you feel frustrated and depressed? Do you often feel desperate to lose weight, but just cannot seem to shed those pounds long term?
Well, what if we told you there’s an invisible force inside you that is conspiring to hold onto those extra pounds? Further, what if we told you this force does not respond positively to starvation dieting, extreme calorie restriction, mail-order meals, or any of the conventional diet nonsense you’ve been given?
What’s really holding you back—and what can permanently set you free—can be summed up in a word: setpoint. And it’s something you can control. When you control it, you stay naturally thin and your blood glucose levels remain stable. You naturally prevent or reverse Diabesity.
What is Setpoint?
Your setpoint is the weight your body will try to maintain no matter what sort of “diet” you try. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to lower your setpoint. Working with your setpoint instead of against it is an empowering way of eating and living that will unlock the naturally slim and healthy person inside you. It is the only real prescription to naturally prevent the effects of Diabesity, so you can enjoy your ideal body and health and life permanently. Understanding your setpoint will reshape your body and the way you think about weight loss—no more cutting calories or torturing yourself with exercise you hate, no more feeling tired, hungry, and defeated all the time.
And yes, we did say, “no more cutting calories.” That’s because it is not your job to count calories. Your body will take care of that for you once you lower your setpoint.
Setpoint and Diabesity
So what is setpoint weight and how is it connected to Diabesity?
The human body is a beautifully complex biological machine. Your brain, your digestive system, and your hormones all work together through a highly coordinated system to help stabilize your body weight and blood sugar—the same way they automatically stabilize your body temperature and blood pressure. They talk to one another through various feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat and blood sugar at a specific level, otherwise known as your setpoint.
It is like the thermostat in your house. Thanks to the thermostat, your heating or air-conditioning system responds to the weather outside and keeps your home at whatever temperature the thermostat “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers metabolism in response how much fat it “thinks” you should store.
If you decide to follow the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss — which is the only method most people know to lose weight — you always find the math doesn’t work the way “experts” say it will. They tell you if you create a calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories than your body needs (or burning the calories off through exercise) you’ll lose X number of pounds in a week/month/year guaranteed. This calorie math has never worked for anyone — and that’s because of the setpoint.
As soon as you cut calories, your body’s metabolic alarm goes off. It signals your body that you are not consuming as much as you normally do. In response, your body demands more food and starts burning fewer calories. Appetite goes up, calorie burn goes down. This is why it seems like your body fights you every step of the way when you try to lose weight.
Why Starvation Dieting Doesn’t Work
You see, wherever you go on a starvation-based diet, your brain goes into crisis mode for lack of nutrition —vitamins, minerals, etc.— and energy, also called calories. Through many different hormonal feedback mechanisms, your brain knows if you are not taking in enough nutrition to maintain what it “thinks” you should weigh, and it will instruct your body to burn as few calories as possible and store as many calories as possible as body fat.
But that’s only part of the story. To make sure that your setpoint stays stable, the body starts looking around for other sources of energy. And it invariably turns to muscle. This is your most metabolically active tissue, which means it uses up a lot of energy. If you are not feeding your body sufficient amounts of energy, it is going to start breaking down muscle to feed the fat stores. When muscle starts burning off, your body gets tired, your sex drive goes away almost completely, and you become less healthy as your setpoint creeps up even higher.
And Then Comes Yo-Yo Dieting
And now we have to discuss “yo-yo” dieting, which is a common outcome of most starvation diets. (“Yo-yo” dieting refers to losing weight, then gaining more back.)
Though yo-yo dieting is frustrating and you may blame yourself for it, studies prove it is NOT your fault. Rather, regaining the weight plus a few more pounds is how the body protects itself from harm. Starvation isn’t healthy; it’s deadly.
Your body’s defense against starving to death is to increase your setpoint to protect you in the future. So, if you ever stop starving yourself, it is a scientific fact that you will end up with more body fat than before.
Sadly, starvation dieting actually causes weight gain, leading to many disturbing Diabesity symptoms and health complications.
Though Diabesity is a condition in which diabetes and obesity occur together, you need not have full-blown type 2 diabetes to have Diabesity. Rather, Diabesity describes a range of metabolic issues, from mild blood sugar and insulin imbalances to prediabetes to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
This range of metabolic issues leads to many varied and distressing symptoms. Diabesity symptoms include:
- High Blood Pressure
- Increased Hunger
- Increased thirst
- Abnormal Cholesterol Levels
- Abdominal Obesity
- Difficulty Losing Weight
- Vision Problems, ie, blurred vision
- Trouble Concentrating
- Intense Cravings for Sugar and Starchy Carbs
Dangers of Diabesity Symptoms
Diabesity symptoms are dangerous because they can lead to many serious health conditions. Some of the most common health complications of Diabesity include:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease/Failure
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Gallbladder Disease
- Neuropathy (Nerve Disease)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Skin Problems
Avoiding Diabesity Symptoms and Health Complications
One of the biggest contributors to the development of Diabesity symptoms and its health complications is poor-quality diet. Research shows eating a steady diet of heavily processed foods, sugar, and starchy carbs causes surges in blood sugar levels. It also dysregulates hormones, inflames the brain, and disturbs the balance of good and bad gut bacteria. This leads to obesity and eventually type 2 diabetes.
Research also shows eating quality calories — such as those contained in non-starchy vegetables, high quality protein, and other foods — regulates blood glucose levels and lowers setpoint weight.
The SANE Setpoint Diet: The Best Way to Avoid Diabesity Symptoms and Health Complications
The SANE setpoint diet contains foods that will not affect your blood glucose levels. They are also filling and keep you full for a long time, heal your hormones, and trigger fat-burning hormones. The foods on the SANE setpoint diet are easy to remember, and the plan is easy to customize and fit into your lifestyle and schedule.
Here are the 4 SANE food groups:
10+ servings per day. Fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables or put 3-4 servings into a blender with a little water (or almond or coconut milk) and a serving of low-fructose fruit and make a delicious green smoothie.
Great non-starchy veggies include:
3-5 servings per day, 30-55 grams per meal. Fill one-third of your plate with nutrient-dense protein.
Great nutrient-dense protein choices include:
- Cottage Cheese
- Egg Whites
- Grass-Fed Beef
- Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
3-6 servings per day. Fill the remaining one-third of your plate with whole-food fats.
Delicious whole-food fats include:
- Chia Seeds
- Coconut Milk
- Flax Seeds
0-3 servings per day.
Some yummy low-fructose fruit options include:
- Acai Berries
The goal of SANE eating is to be so full of SANE foods, you’ll be too full for inSANE ones! Instead of vowing to change your entire diet overnight, cutting out all sugar and refined carbs, just start out slowly. Gradually switch your diet to SANE, substituting SANE foods for inSANE processed ones, and you’ll be surprised how your Diabesity symptoms will be a thing of the past. You also lose weight effortlessly — and keep it off.
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