Today we are talking about the insulin index. We talk a lot about the way carbohydrates drive insulin and how our control over insulin really determines our energy, hunger, cravings and ability to burn fat.

However, there are many more factors at play than just carbohydrate when we’re talking about insulin.

In fact, there are some foods that don’t have much of an impact on blood sugar but do drive an insulin response.

Today is part 1 of a 2 part series where we’ll look at all the factors that influence insulin, including some of the tricky ones you wouldn’t expect!

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The formula for insulin load:

insulin load = total carbohydrate – fiber + 0.56 x protein – 0.725 x fructose

To understand more about this, listen to the following episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:

Episode 009: Carb Spillover

Episode 058: Understanding Fat Loss

Episode 021: Fruit & Fructose

Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work

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