Could you share with me your experiences how did you fight insulin resistance and how long did it take you to have a better result? I was diagnosed with insulin resistance last September and it did not improve 5 months later despite the restrictions on 20 grams of carbs, 16-8, 2 meals a day. I was advised to cut dairy products for at least a month. What do you think?
The insulin resistance reversal comes with weight loss. The low carb diet helps the healing process, but makes no mistake, insulin resistance describes the state of how wide your butt is, not what you are eating. After 5 months with what you describe, I would generally expect most people to have lost 30+ pounds which is enough to see major changes in insulin resistance markers like fasted insulin, fasted blood glucose and a1c. IR reversal plan is simple- lose weight, skip some meals and the rest takes care of itself.
It takes years to become insulin resistant, so it does take time to heal. I’ve been at it for a little over a year, and I am beginning to see some real results, but I’ve also done some aggressive fasting. I think the fasting made the biggest difference.
Do you have a blood glucose/ketone meter?? It’s taken me a year to lose 20 lbs. I found that it helped the most in what I was ok to eat. I check waking fasted, before meals and 1-2 hours after meals. If glucose is high I can only have fat or fast.
I highly recommend thinking about doing some lengthier fasting to lower your basal insulin. I found that switching to Keto helped me greatly control BG numbers, but weight loss was slow…presumably because my basal insulin was still too high and it was difficult for me to fully tap into my body fat. Once I started doing 42 hr fasts twice a week this all changed, weight finally began to come off rapidly after about three weeks using that protocol. Good luck!!