We are all born with a predisposition for insulin resistance. It is based of our genetics, and is exacerbated by a high carb lifestyle and gets worse as we age. Insulin resistance is not the disease — the metabolic disease is caused by a lifestyle, primarily our diets, which are not accommodated by our genetics. Even if you are thin and exercise frequently you can still be severely insulin resistant and have metabolic dysfunction, or what is termed Metabolic Syndrome (which includes the risk factors for related conditions such as high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and cholesterol, abnormal deposits and distribution of fats in the arteries, insulin resistance, high levels of inflammation, and increased blood clotting tendencies). Obesity raises the risk for developing Metabolic Syndrome. But, it is important to understand that we (adults, adolescents and children) do not have to be victims of our genetic tendencies. What we need is some correct guidance to make better choices and a tiny bit of willpower to make the change – and starvation is NOT one of the healthy choices. There is a solution for you and your family!