Better to eat carbs alone?
Theoretically, if I were to eat a piece of fruit or something else that is mostly carbs, would it be better to eat it by itself - i.e. without any protein or fat in the meal? My thinking is that an insulin response allows the body to store fat, so limiting the number of calories consumed while insulin levels are high would limit the amount of energy that is stored as fat. I've also heard - mostly from CW - that mixing your carbs with fat, protein and fiber decreases severity of the associated blood sugar spike. However, it seems like that would not be what you want - at least not for fat loss. A certain amount of insulin would need to be released to counter the amount of carbohydrate consumed and spreading it over a longer period of time as well as ingesting more calories that could be stored as fat seems like it would encourage more energy to be stored as fat.
This isn't really for practical use, just curious about the mechanics of it.