optimising protein and insulin load

“Low carb”, “ketogenic” or “nutrient dense” mean different things to different people. Defining these terms numerically can help us to choose the right tool for the right application. Decreasing the insulin load of your diet can help normalise blood glucose levels and enable your pancreas to keep up. However, at the same time, a high … Continue reading optimising protein and insulin load

insulin load… the greatest thing since carb counting?

In previous articles I have outlined the idea of the insulin load[1] [2]  which is similar to carbohydrate counting, but also accounts for the effect of protein, fibre ad fructose. insulin load = total carbohydrates – fibre + 0.56 x protein show me the data! Most people understand that dietary carbohydrate is the primary nutrient that influences … Continue reading insulin load… the greatest thing since carb counting?

glycemic load versus insulin load

The glycemic index (GI) compares the rise in blood sugar for a particular food relative to glucose.  The theory goes that it is better to eat low glycemic index carbohydrates that will not raise our blood sugar too much and will take longer to digest. Building on the glycemic index is the concept of glycemic load which … Continue reading glycemic load versus insulin load

is ‘too much protein’ on keto really a thing?

There is a lot of confusion in keto land about ‘excess protein’. Insulin and protein are used to build and repair your muscles, organs and the other important parts of your body.  This is an important and beneficial use of protein and insulin. Foods that contain the harder to find nutrients (e.g. potassium, magnesium, choline, … Continue reading is ‘too much protein’ on keto really a thing?

superfood salad with liver, seaweed and saurkraut

This superfood salad is from Kate Johnson of Eat, Recycle, Repeat and was published as guest blog on Sarah Ballantyne’s Paleo Mom (see recipe here). It’s the chicken liver and the seaweed along with the sauerkraut, mustard and coconut oil that make this salad so super with a spectacular score in both the vitamins and minerals score … Continue reading superfood salad with liver, seaweed and saurkraut

how optimize your diet for your insulin resistance

Lately, I’ve seen a number of common themes come up at low carb conferences and online.  The contentious questions tend to run along the lines of: I did really well on a low carb diet initially, but my fat loss seems to have stalled. What gives?  What should I do now? If protein is insulinogenic … Continue reading how optimize your diet for your insulin resistance