Almost everyone fears getting lovehandles. For those who aren’t aware, lovehandles are the stores of fat directly on the hips. Where do they come from? Why do some people get them, and others don’t? And what can be done about them? Fortunately, this can be one of the easiest sites to manipulate.
In the BioSignature the lovehandles, also known as the Suprailiac site, correlate directly with carbohydrate intake. What this means is that if you eat too many carbohydrates, or too many of the wrong types of carbohydrates, this site goes up. And conversely, if you decrease your carbohydrate consumption it will decrease. This site and the upper back are the insulin sites.
Can it really be that simple?
Well, yes and no. The lab value that correlates with the lovehandle site is called the Hemoglobin A1C. This particular test basically gives a 3 month average of your blood sugar, which for most people is an indicator of average carbohydrate intake and insulin sensitivity. Therefore we can manipulate this site by decreasing carb intake, or improving insulin sensitivity. This can be accomplished through proper diet, exercise and supplementation.
How does this effect my health?
This site indicates many of the same potential problems as the back-fat and belly-fat. These include Type II Diabetes, Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, and all the complications that come with them. Additionally, accelerated aging is very common among people who have insulin and blood sugar related problem. If you tend to store most of your fat in these areas, it’s a good idea for you to talk to your doctor about checking for these diseases.
Where can I get more information or help dealing with this?
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