Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Importance of insulin in weight gain scenario? page

  1. #1
    Alfi56's Avatar
    Alfi56 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Importance of insulin in weight gain scenario?

    Shop Now
    So I'm confused reading Mark's posts; I have to gain weight but want to minimize fat gain as well. I always had the impression that one should eat as much protein as possible (I''ve been eating 2x body weight in grams about) when gaining weight because protein is the "hardest" to convert to body fat. Then I read on Mark's post that protein is actually insulinogenic & excess protein above your needs can convert to glucose via glucogenisis, leading to body fat storage. I've also heard that dietary fat converts directly to body fat when eating above calories, but carbs also raise insulin & promote fat storage.

    So is eating a lot of protein above your requirements actually counterproductive to my goals because it spikes insulin, hence promoting fat storage? And if so, should I get my other calories from fat if I decrease protein?

  2. #2
    Neckhammer's Avatar
    Neckhammer is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    lol... this is just such a cluster *&^@ of questions and ideas that no one has wanted to tackle it I see.

    OK....I'm actually not gonna either.

    Eat primal foods. If you wanna gain mass eat more primal food.

  3. #3
    jakejoh10's Avatar
    jakejoh10 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    This should answer a lot of your questions: How We Get Fat | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald
    My nutrition/fitness/critical thinking blog:

  4. #4
    sbhikes's Avatar
    sbhikes is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    If you overeat anything you're going to gain fat. For your over-abundant protein to go to muscle gain you must also provoke a strong stimulus for muscle growth.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 192.5lbs, press 75lbs and deadlift 210lbs

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts