Insulin control is the key to rapid, effective fat loss
for up to 80% of the population. Those of you who always seem to carry excess weight around the love handle area will also be the same people with a genetic intolerance to carbohydrates who crash out after eating a big bowl of pasta. It never ceases to amaze how much all of our personal training
clients are divided into the “have carbs” and the “should not have carbs”. Ask a carbohydrate tolerant / insulin sensitive person if they feel sleepy after a carb fest and they will look at you as if you have just spoken Martian!
I have written far more precisely and in greater depth on the science of insulin / carbohydrate control in the BioSignature Modulation article*, “Insulin Control, Lose Your Love Handles with BioSignature Modulation”, and I would refer you to that article to learn more of the principles and practical applications behind insulin sensitivity and fat loss. The purpose of this article is to educate you as to three of the best supplements for fat loss for insulin resistant subjects.
*Please note, these articles on BioSignature Modulation are maintained for historical interest and no longer reflect our current practices. We do not endorse BioSignature as a methodology.
I would like to interject one general comment concerning supplements and body composition in general. Far too often supplements are used as a crutch for people’s inadequacies (laziness and lack of discipline) – they are not magic bullets that can fix such issues as being bone idle or a greedy bastard. For muscle building specifically they are very useful when sued correctly, but only the basics (whey protein, fish oil, digestive enzymes) are what I would consider to be mandatory to success. Fat loss is slightly different as often herbal supplements can overcome metabolic or hormonal issues, but even then nothing will ever replace hard graft and intelligent nutrition. For those of you who are reading this thinking that certain supplements will make all the difference then please think again. That said, the following supplements, can have a major impact on the fat loss efforts of insulin resistant / carbohydrate intolerant people, speeding up their body fat losses by up to 100% in those places where one tends to “wear one’s carbs” – namely the supra iliac / love handle region. However, they will only work if you also eat a correct diet, namely one that is low in simple and starchy carbohydrates, high in fibrous carbs, and with plenty of good fats and protein.