Hey! So this question was spawned by a discussion I had last night on the merits of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I've heard that they're made with lard, so when people bring up Krispy Kremes in any context I get all excited and tell them that Krispy Kremes are the best doughnuts around. (I actually don't know if this is true.) Of course I've never had a Krispy Kreme, but in the moment it always seems like a matter of principle. In any case, my question:
say I want to have a CW dessert/I cave to my aunt shoving cookies in my face/I actually own up and eat a doughnut. And I know that I'm going to wreak havoc on my hormones. So I want to go ahead and minimize the damage--specifically, by minimizing my insulin spike--as much as I can. I am more concerned with my hormonal balance than with weight loss/maintenance/whatever.
What is the best strategy? Couple my glucose intake with fat? With protein? Are there any post-prandial strategies? The way this is all tied back to Krispy Kremes is that I was wondering if all the lard (despite the gluten, etc) in these doughtnuts makes them less dangerous for my adrenal system than, say, a HCFS-heavy cocktail or a bunch of popsicles.