I understand how carbs trigger insulin release in order to reduce blood sugar by moving glucose into the cells. However, I don't think I've ever seen a number put on the amount of carbs it takes to spike blood sugar sufficiently to release a detrimental quantity of insulin and/or promote bodyfat gain.
My meals tend to come in from 10-30 carbs, depending on whether a large salad is involved. A couple times a week, I enjoy a banana with almond butter, which is about 35 carbs. Does that sound okay, or is it too many carbs at once?
My total carbs daily run about 110, I have a lot of muscle, and I'm not trying to lose weight.