Hi, I'm a little confused about something, because both of the options make sense to me so I can't decide!
On the one hand, some people here (eg in the potatoes thread) and those who talk about the GI diet say that eating fat with carbs will slow the carb absorption and lessen the insulin spike. I.e. if you reeeeally want that potato, just smother it in butter.
On the other hand, some people say that *any* carb will mean your good fat will get caught up in this insulin response and is itself likely to be converted straight to body fat. (Instead of fat alone being used for fuel and NOT stored).
Sooo of course it is best not to eat the potato, but if I do, should I add butter etc to act as a buffer; or would doing that just feed the insulin response and make things worse?
Hope I've phrased that well enough!