Insulin Resistance Diet - Best kept secret out there

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femmeslim

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Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 13:54
I don't know why more people don't know about The Insulin Resistance Diet. It was a best-selling book, but for some reason hardly anyone knows about it. It is such an easy way to keep your insulin in control, thus leading to easy weight loss and better health. You can find the book on Amazon.com. Read the reviews. Basically you eat no more than 30 grams of carbs in any two hour period and you LINK that with 15 grams of protein. It works, nothing is off limits, and you do not go hungry. You can eat pretty much anything you want as long as you limit it to 30 grams of carbs for your serving (might have to have a partial serving of something) and you eat enough protein with it. Spaghetti and meatballs? sure. doughnut? yes, with milk, but you might only be able to eat half of it depending on the doughnut. In today's day and age, when all nutritional info is readily available either on the package, or online, it is easy to do. The authors even tell you how to estimate carbs in some things that you can't get the info on.

It is a diet that is not a diet. It is a STRATEGY for eating that works.
eKatherine

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 15:26
It is definitely strategies that lead to success in weight loss, not going on diets.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 04:44
Insulin does nothing for weight loss. If you're doing it because you think it's healthier, then by all means, but this is misinformation. Just another gimmick designed to sell books....
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 04:45
http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/?page_id=319
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
theladyofthe...

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Posted: 12 Dec 2012, 14:23
I've been on a low carb diet since Nov, 2012 and I lost 10.5 pounds in one month. I keep my carbs down to 40 per meal. It's not an easy thing to do, but it's been worth it. I am diabetic and the low carbs do keep your insulin in check for people who have type 2 diabetes, eating alot of carbs is not healthly. The carbs turn into sugar.
Leethal

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 04:53
May I suggest that you get yourself to a very tuned-in naturopath to discuss insulin resistance and get to the root of the problem. I am a hard-working and passionate teacher but my adrenal system has paid the price. The diet (mine is Atkins) plus Adrenoplex has finally seen my weight head south. (3 kilos in a week and I feel fantastic!!!!). My very best wishes to you.
Leethal

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 04:55
Ps totally disagree with Diablo360x re insulin resistance.
riocaz

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 06:11
You can disagree with facts all you like, it doesn't change them.

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Spacey47

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 06:24
When you're extremely over weight, large initial weight loss is not uncommon
it is not down to some magic trick or special insulin diet is because you have reduced calories, quite a lot of it is also likely to be water

The closer to your goal weight the harder it gets


As for a "tuned in naturopath" ..,....god help us!
mrspackrat

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 09:18
Once your body takes the sugars (broken down carbs) it needs for energy and storage, the excess is packed on as fat. So eating a ton of carbs in one sitting probably isn't a good lifestyle choice.
Spacey47

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 10:10
Eating a ton of anything isn't a great idea. Any excess will be stored as fat
mrspackrat

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 12:42
True but some calories transition very quickly into the blood. I read once eat a potato and you'll have new fat before you get up from the table--it's too late to "work it off."

Spacey47

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 13:06
Just another myth, every scientifically measured ward study has shown no difference in weight gain or loss when calories were the same whatever the type of food eaten low carb or high carb

A calorie is a calorie
Nimm

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 13:13
mrspackrat wrote:
True but some calories transition very quickly into the blood. I read once eat a potato and you'll have new fat before you get up from the table--it's too late to "work it off."


With all due respect, the source you read on this was misinforming you - badly.

The biochemical pathway for dietary carbohydrate to end up as body fat is circuitous, and in most conditions de novo lipogensis (basically, the synthesis of fatty acids from sugars) does not contribute much to body fat stores.

In a nutshell, ingested carbohydrate will often be directly oxidized for energy. Most or all of what is not oxidized will be stored in the liver or muscles as glycogen. What can't be stored as glycogen may then end up as body fat - but this is usually only seen in extreme conditions, such as when people spend several days consuming more carbohydrate than their total daily calorie burn (think 700-800g of carbohydrate per day, for several days). Carbohydrate consumption increases body fat more indirectly - with carbohydrate to burn for energy, the body will simply store more dietary fat as body fat. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Regardless of the macronutrient, consuming more energy than you expend results in a net increase in body fat.

See, for starters: De novo lipogenesis in humans: metabolic and regulatory aspects.
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Only when CHO energy intake exceeds TEE does DNL in liver or adipose tissue contribute significantly to the whole-body energy economy. It is concluded that DNL is not the pathway of first resort for added dietary CHO, in humans. Under most dietary conditions, the two major macronutrient energy sources (CHO and fat) are therefore not interconvertible currencies; CHO and fat have independent, though interacting, economies and independent regulation.


No common energy currency: de novo lipogenesis as the road less traveled
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The model of the human macronutrient energy economy that emerges from the study of McDevitt et al is consistent with previous work (2,3,8,9). In the hierarchy of fuels, dietary carbohydrate appears to have a higher priority for oxidation than does dietary fat; when both are present, carbohydrate is chosen. The 2 major macronutrient energy sources (carbohydrates and fats) are not, however, interconvertible energy currencies. Fat cannot be converted to carbohydrate in animals because animals lack the enzymes of the glyoxylate pathway, and carbohydrate is not converted to fat because of a functional block of uncertain cause.

What are the implications of this model? Some conclusions should not be drawn. First, these results do not mean that extra carbohydrate energy represents “free” energy in terms of body fatness. By sparing fat in the body's fuel mixture, surplus carbohydrate energy will make people fatter, even though it is not directly converted to fat.


And for more of a plain-English summary:
Nutrient Intake, Nutrient Storage and Nutrient Oxidation
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For carbohydrate, the body’s stores are relatively close to the daily intake. A normal non-carb loaded person may store 300-400 grams of muscle glycogen, another 50 or so of liver glyogen and 10 or so in the bloodstream as free glucose. So let’s say 350-450 grams of carbohydrate as a rough average. On a relatively normal diet of 2700 calories, if a person eats the ‘recommended’ 60% carbs, that’s 400 grams. So about the amount that’s stored in the body already.

For this reason, the body is extremely good at modulating carbohydrate oxidation to carbohydrate intake. Eat more carbs and you burn more carbs (you also store more glycogen); eat less carbs and you burn less carbs (and glycogen levels drop). This occurs for a variety of reasons including changing insulin levels (fructose, for example, since it doesn’t raise insulin, doesn’t increase carbohydrate oxidation) and simple substrate availability. And, as it turns out, fat oxidation is basically inversely related to carbohydrate oxidation.
mrspackrat

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Posted: 24 May 2013, 16:24
Spacey47 wrote:
Just another myth, every scientifically measured ward study has shown no difference in weight gain or loss when calories were the same whatever the type of food eaten low carb or high carb

A calorie is a calorie


I read it in a body builder website, should have known their info was crap.
teenegygirl

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 13:08
That idea is pretty interesting but isn't it just another way of portion control?
There's only one thing I know for a fact, if you burn more calories than you consume then you lose weight so obviously stuffing your face with huge proportions will be unhealthy and lead to weight gain.
No matter how "healthy" the food is.
eKatherine

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 13:18
teenegygirl wrote:
That idea is pretty interesting but isn't it just another way of portion control?
There's only one thing I know for a fact, if you burn more calories than you consume then you lose weight so obviously stuffing your face with huge proportions will be unhealthy and lead to weight gain.
No matter how "healthy" the food is.


femmeslim wrote:
Basically you eat no more than 30 grams of carbs in any two hour period and you LINK that with 15 grams of protein.


What has "obviously stuffing your face with huge 'proportions'" (sic) got to do with this topic?

If you only know one fact, you have no basis to make a judgment on whether even that is right.

Insulin resistance is real. It's a part of metabolic syndrome. People with metabolic syndrome who have been eating a lot of high carb and very high carb "healthy" meals often find they are constantly hungry and because of that can't lose weight. Following this diet means they end up eating more moderate carbs, with an increase in fat and protein like people used to call a "square" or "balanced" meal. I don't doubt that for many people with insulin resistance that would improve doing this.



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