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Are you dealing with Metabolic Syndome X/Insulin Resistance?

By HERWriter Guide October 15, 2011 - 3:32pm

Tell us your story and let us know how we can help you - or share your advice with others!

We look forward to getting this Group up and running!

By HERWriter Guide January 28, 2012 - 1:43pm

Thanks for these great tips and words of advice, MrsLewis. I'm glad you have founds ways to live well, regardless at what your body throws at you :)



January 28, 2012 - 1:43pm
By January 23, 2012 - 8:42am

Hello everyone,

I was diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome two years ago. It is, as my doctor claims, because I'm short, overweight and shaped like an apple. (like that's a bad thing or something.....!) I've taken up bike riding. We live in a rural river valley so the roads are rife with slight hills, heart attack inducing inclines, and child like rides going fast as I can downhill. The exercise is key to reducing your blood sugar! Portion control is also paramount. Too often we pour salad dressing on a healthy salad and discount portion control.
It takes discipline but if you really put your mind to it you'll find yourself making healthy choices for yourself. And that's what it is all about. Making the right decision for YOU.

January 23, 2012 - 8:42am
By HERWriter Guide November 13, 2011 - 2:46pm

Hi becky13

Thanks for your post and I'm sorry you're going through so much right now.

Do you think working with a nutritionist or counselor (or a combination) would help you? They can help you to find your triggers and learn to tools to deal with them when they happen. Lifetime habits are hard to break but if new habits are used consistently, you'd be surprised at how quickly they take over the old ways. Ask your doctor about seeing a nutritional counselor who specializes in your conditions to see if he/she can help you. Sometimes it takes the help of another person to make that change.



November 13, 2011 - 2:46pm
By November 11, 2011 - 3:25pm

Okay, I'll start.... with mostly questions. I'm 56, and have been skinny, athletic and healthy all my life until about ten years ago when the fibromyalgia introduced itself. Add that to menopause, and my metabolism has flipped out! My eating habits have always been atrocious, and I was eating almost nothing, yet gaining weight. The insulin-resistance diagnosis this year shocked me, and I'm still trying to figure out what I need to change to be able to lose weight and be more healthy. I have a high-stress job, live alone, and am reeling from new RA diagnosis this week. I keep trying to eat regularly, 5-6 times a day instead of just at night, or nothing at all,but within just a few days I just fall back into the familiar habits I've always had. I know I'm engaged in the same struggle a lot of other women are, and just want to share experiences and hope.


November 11, 2011 - 3:25pm

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