so many people (luminaries, gurus, yadda yadda) keep saying that keeping insulin as low as possible for as long as possible is good for us. but WHY do they say that?
(earlier today i watched kelly starret say, "he who keeps insulin lowest longest wins.")
and more importantly, are they cherry picking their proof?
i have not gained weight or fat since tremendously upping my simple sugars intake a year ago. in fact by doing this i have defeated depression and gained more energy. i am not superman, nor am i an active athlete. i have maintained my same weight to height ratio, but my waist has gone down 1-2 sizes (it fluctuates based on water retention and other factors)
the only possible negatives are sometimes food comas and lethargy after eating too many carbs, but this can easily happen with protein or fat too! so it just seems to mean that overeating in general shifts energy from the brain to the gut, therefore causing fatigue.
and i feel better overall, but everytime i talk to anyone who isnt a ray peat follower or something, they cannot believe me. before this transition i was mark sisson low carb for 2 years and only got worse problems. then i did the PHD diet and while it was better, starches did not help me out, nor did brown rice syrup or dextrose.
so either i am an anamoly (possible, but unlikely) or there is something else going on! intelligent thoughts anyone?