One of my recent patients, a 34-year-old man who works from home and consumes a diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed foods, is a prime example of how lifestyle choices can impact one’s overall health. During his medical examination, I discovered that his metabolic health was at risk due to his unhealthy lifestyle choices. The results were worrying. He had high levels of insulin resistance which meant his body was struggling to regulate blood sugar levels. He also had elevated triglycerides levels, low high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol). He was at risk of developing obesity, type-2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, which are all linked to a diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
I explained to him that these lifestyle and diet changes are essential for his metabolic health. I advised him to reduce his carbohydrate intake and increase his consumption of proteins and natural fats. I also