But I’m not Diabetic! Why change NOW?
What is Metabolic Syndrome anyways? I thought I just needed to lose a few pounds……
Metabolic syndrome is not a disease or a condition per se, but rather a group of risk factors that put an individual at risk for cardio-metabolic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. A person has metabolic syndrome if they have 3 out of 5 of the following:
Abdominal Obesity (i.e. apple shaped, spare tire, love handles, beer gut)
High Blood Pressure
Elevated Fasting Blood Glucose
Low HDL Cholesterol