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    How much carbs cause insulin spike

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    If I were to get say 15g of carbs from oats would that cause insulin spike? Ik oats arent primal bt my parents got the cereal and the ingredients look legit here in the photo!

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    I think just about anything except pure fat causes some insulin spike. The bigger picture is how often. If you eat breakfast and supper and no snacks, you're probably doing yourself some good. If you eat the US recommendations of grazing and eating 5-6 small meals per day, you're probably hurting yourself.
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    I generally eat breakfast dinner and probably supper bt its usally just a piece of fruit with coffee ! Yup coffee doesnt affect me one bit and I love it

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    There's no reason to worry about insulin unless you're diabetic/severely insulin resistant. The insulin = fat gain concept has gone too far. As JoanieL alluded to, protein spikes insulin as well, often more so than carbohydrate.
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    Insulin can be beneficial if you are trying to gain muscle mass but constant insulin peaks and troughs are damaging and exhausting. Instead of trying to avoid insulin you are better off embracing it once or twice a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaceyUK View Post
    Insulin can be beneficial if you are trying to gain muscle mass but constant insulin peaks and troughs are damaging and exhausting. Instead of trying to avoid insulin you are better off embracing it once or twice a day.
    How are they damaging/exhausting?
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    Don't you get tired from having blood sugar dips? Don't people become insulin resistant if constantly exposed? Do we have to have the whole sugar is great/ cr*p argument again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaceyUK View Post
    Don't you get tired from having blood sugar dips? Don't people become insulin resistant if constantly exposed? Do we have to have the whole sugar is great/ cr*p argument again?
    Having huge rises and falls in blood sugar (particularly leading to hypoglycemia) is an indication of the inability to oxidize glucose effectively (a faulty metabolism). If you cannot eat carbohydrates without crashing and burning, your metabolism is the issue, not the food you're eating or those insidious insulin spikes. Hyperinsulinemia seems to be a result insulin resistance, not the cause. Insulin has been shown to be satiating over the short term as well.

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    How do you get a faulty metabolism? Enlighten us...eating fatty meat and vegetables?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaceyUK View Post
    Don't you get tired from having blood sugar dips? Don't people become insulin resistant if constantly exposed? Do we have to have the whole sugar is great/ cr*p argument again?
    Blood sugar issues only happen to insulin resistent people. Become insulin sensitive and dont fear the carbs.

    Its funny how in this little bubble people are afraid of carbs and think they need to earn them. In the rest of the world, carbs make up the majority of food consumed. Diabetes is such a recent phenomena, its obviously not caused by carbs but by non foods andindustrial oils.

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