The connection between insulin and weight gain
Insulin allows glucose to enter the cells so that the level of blood glucose drops. However, if a person’s calorie intake is high and activity level is low, then there will be more calories than is needed to maintain a healthy weight, and body cells will get more glucose than they need.
How to avoid weight gain while taking insulin
Eating healthy foods and staying physically active every day can help you prevent unwanted weight gain. The following tips can help you prevent weight gain:
3. Be physically active. Physical activity burns calories. A reasonable goal for most adults is a minimum of 150 minutes a week of moderately intense aerobic activity — such as walking, bicycling, water aerobics, dancing or gardening — plus muscle-strengthening exercises at least two times a week. Get advice from the doctor about what you can do.