Personal Fat Threshold Model of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Obesity vs the Carbohydrate Insulin Model

Carbs trigger the release of insulin, which makes you fat.   Right? No.  Not exactly. After some fascinating discussion in a private chat group that we’re both in, Dr Ted Naiman created his ‘insulinographic’ to elucidate the personal fat threshold and the adipose-centric theory of diabesity.  When I shared it, it prompted some great discussion …

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Is the Acetone:Glucose Ratio the Holy Grail of Tracking Optimal Ketosis?

The real magic of ketosis seems to occur in a lower energy state. High levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate ketones (BHB) can be a good sign, particularly with lower blood glucose levels. Unfortunately, forcing extra energy in the pursuit of higher BHB levels (e.g. exogenous ketones or refined fat) has the potential to drive higher insulin and …

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Blood Glucose, Glucagon and Insulin Response to Protein vs Carbs

The food insulin index data indicates that there is both a blood sugar and an insulin response to the glucogenic component of protein. [1] A higher protein intake tends to lead to better blood sugar control, increased satiety and reduced caloric intake. Digested amino acids from protein circulate in the bloodstream until they are required for …

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What is the Difference Between the Glycemic Index, the Insulin Index and 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 …

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