[Preview] Is fear of protein the new fear of fat?

[Preview] Is fear of protein the new fear of fat?

November 8, 2019 6 By William Morgan


In someone eating
a standard American diet,
which is of course carb heavy,
there is a massive increase in insulin
where insulin goes up several times
over baseline,
even when eating
a pure carbohydrate source.
Adding protein to that
then sends it even further,
so it is amplifying the inherent
insulinogenic capacity of the carbohydrate.
In contrast in the instance
of a low-carb fed individual
because we need to have the liver
making glucose via gluconeogenesis,
we can’t afford to have insulin
spiking so high,
because that would absolutely clamp down
on gluconeogenesis
and thus as the evidence suggests
in humans,
we in fact don’t see that expected rise
that we do see in insulin
with the carb-fed individual,
we see no such effect
in the low-carb fed person
to the point that there is in fact
no response.
It ends up being fairly neutral
with regard to the endocrine response.
Which a lot of people don’t appreciate.
We look at the textbook version saying
these amino acids are insulinogenic
and yet that’s in this
overwhelmingly common situation
of a carbohydrate fed state
and that didn’t consider
the low-carb fed state.