Well, at least I was able to have a meat and veggies meal last night. These trips are a good reminder of how eating a SAD diet makes one feel worse, especially on top of jetlag!
Again- do you realize you sound very much like CW dietitians/doctors?Insulin has absolutely nothing to do with obesity. It is true that when insulin is high you burn less fat, but when insulin is high you are not in a fasted state - you just ate - so you won't be burning fat, anyway. Dietary fat does not require insulin to be stored as fat. It is stored within minutes of being digested, about 10-15 minutes, and it was all done without insulin. Dietary fat is responsible for virtually every molecule of fat on your body because dietary fat is stored upon digestion, and if you don't keep a calorie deficit, you'll never burn it off regardless of how high or low your insulin is.
First- insulin itself is not a "bad" hormone- it's exactly the opposite. But it's the chronic, elevated levels that do the damage. It's highly anabolic, so chronically elevated levels have to put the anabolic pressure somewhere on (in...) the body.
Second- I don't really care when and how fast fatty acids can be stored (also mind you of your demagogic statement "minutes from being digested"- it's just that fats digest very slowly), if it's harder to overeat them, when your average insulin is lower and so your appetite is smaller. Missing the big picture here.
Third- "if you don't keep calorie deficit"- I understand Grok kept his calorie tracker tool with him all the time, right? Looks like you read Taubes, but didn't get the best of it, I'm sorry...
What I'm pointing at is: HOW is, in your opinion, the appetite regulated? Why one person wants to overeat? No willpower? He/she's stupid? Do you really believe in CICO?
Question aside- if low fat is that great for weight loss, why did it fail so miserably on the "population" level? Please don't give me another CW answer like "because people really don't follow LF and still have too much fat". Been there, done that. Less than 30 grams of fat for like 2-3 months. Weight only went up.
Again- it looks like the CW is sneaking just round the corner here...A great way to increase insulin resistance and lower your metabolism is to avoid carbohydrate. Diets very low in carbohydrate mimic starvation on a cellular level. Insulin spikes are extremely healthy, promote insulin sensitivity, keep good hormones high and stress hormones low and tell your body everything is okay and you're not in the midst of famine. Keep insulin low all the time and your body starts to shut off for fear of famine. Find me a low carber who can get their body temps out of the 97's. I'm sitting with an open window in my underwear without a sock. It's 57 degrees out.
"Starvation" for me is when there's NO FOOD available, so, in this case, let's say there are no calories. On a low carb diet, you can have lots of calories. Where is the starvation?
Talking about the cellular level- it's exactly carbohydrate shortage that's happening and this is what cells react to, not to starvation. By the "laws of nature", it just happens that real starvation is also, obviously, short in carbs, so- initially- the same metabolic pathways are activated. But as the "starvation" goes on, huge differences in metabolism will show up, comparing to low-carb- such as muscle protein net breakdown etc. Never happens on low-carb.
Another PROOF of the fact that lack of carbohydrates is perfectly healthy and these, as you call them, "starvation" mechanisms are natural and healthy is... sleep. An average high-carber would have ketone bodies found in urine after overnight fast. Boom- starvation?
Summing up: insulin spikes happen anyway, even on a reasonable low-carb (such as PB). But there's no way you can convince me Grok was high-carb all the time. Many times, he had probably no food available, this is why human body is so great about dealing with both low/no carb food, and no food whatsoever.
Side note again: My BT reading is perfectly normal (here in Europe it's 36,6-8 deg Celcius as a "norm", I'm always around 36,7), no matter how many carbs I eat, and there were days when I ate really low.
Dark chocolate and coffee, running through my veins...
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