On this episode of The Paleo View, Stacy and Sarah continue their discussion on the latest in weight loss research, shedding light on a study that tested the carbohydrate insulin hypothesis.
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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 197, Carbohydrate Insulin Hypothesis
- Intro (0:00)
- News and Views (1:18)
- Stacy has jet-lag
- She had an amazing time
- Matt posted on Instagram for Stacy
- Stacy was truly able to disconnect while away and it was so amazing
- Stacy is hoping she can stay a little bit in that mental vacation mode forever
- How Sarah manages her social media time
- Stacy has jet-lag
- Weight Loss Research Continued (12:40)
- This week’s show will focus on another study that has been fairly controversial
- This study was designed to be the best controlled study to finally test the carbohydrate insulin hypothesis of obesity
- The flaw in the food journaling that is used in many studies
- The idea of the study is that eating a lot of simple carbohydrates increases insulin, which increases fat storage and slows down your metabolism
- The idea is that low carb and keto diets work is in the absence of carbohydrates our insulin drops and we turn on all this fat burning machinery – we become “fat adapted”
- How the study was structured to test this
- The results from the study
- The goal of sustainable weight loss is to preserve your lean body mass because your muscle mass is what keeps your fat burning up
- The ketogenic diet in this study did the exact opposite of what peoples goals are when losing weight
- This study bust a myth that has been around for several decades
- This is in tandem with other studies that show that the same number of calories on a low carb diet are more satiating than a standard american diet, which is the reason why Sarah thinks people lose weight on the Paleo diet – we are focusing on the most nutrient-dense and satiating foods in a balanced way to how we are eating
- This study is not saying that low carb diets don’t work for losing weight, they are saying that you might do better with a different approach
- They are saying that the reason why a low carb diet or keto diet helps with weight loss is because of the focus on more satiating calories and this natural energy deficit that occurs
- Sarah’s reflection on when she was on a low carb diet
- Framing the discussion around the healthiest way to lose weight – the importance of avoiding nutrient deficits when working towards a sustainable approach
- The bottom line is that we need to have a caloric deficit, an energy deficit, to lose weight – this is different than saying that weight loss is about calories in and calories out
- The flaws with “portion control” and calorie counting
- The benefits of focusing on nutrient dense foods
- An article on a Biggest Loser contestant who was given weight loss drugs to aid in their results
- Stacy is happy to be back home and hopes to share a blog post soon on her journey and how she navigated food in Europe
- Thank you for listening!
- Outro (41:57)
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