Understanding the cause of weight gain
The cause of many weight issues in today’s modern society is insulin dysfunction. A diet high in carbohydrates and sugars, such as in breads, cereals, muffins, cakes, pastries, pasta, pizza, rice, corn — very much like the North American diet — causes the pancreas to produce an overabundance of insulin.
An overproduction of insulin may lead to constant sugar cravings and weight gain. One of insulin’s primary functions is to regulate blood sugar levels. However, it is also the hormone that facilitates the transport of fat into cells. Even worse, it “locks” the fat into the fat cell, preventing it from being used as a source of energy. This creates “sugar cravings’ and the vicious cycle begins again. In other words, an overabundance of insulin can cause weight gain.