Insulin is the master fat loss hormone. Optimizing insulin production and release means fat loss, energy, satiety and the absence of cravings.
Not optimizing insulin means fat storage, difficulty burning fat, fatigue, mood swings, cravings and more.
In episode 394 we introduced the insulin index and explained how insulin can be impacted even when blood sugar is not.
Today we’re getting tactical & specific – reviewing which foods might have zero carbs but still produce a measurable insulin response and what you should do about it.
The formula for insulin load:
insulin load = total carbohydrate – fiber + 0.56 x protein – 0.725 x fructose
Chart of carbohydrate versus Food Insulin Index
Optimising Nutrition on the Food Insulin Index
To understand more about this, listen to the following episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:
Episode 058: Understanding Fat Loss
Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work
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