Posted by Kathy99 on April 16, 2001, at 15:49:17
In reply to Re: Low carb, posted by Lorraine on April 16, 2001, at 12:05:41
>I think that you
> will find that there is a fair amount of evidence that weight gain is attributable to sugar and refined carb consumption which causes insulin release which
> causes weight gain. For years I was low fat, but that did not work for me and then after I did extensive research I switched to low carb.
Believe me, I have looked into that. The only evidence that insulin causes weight gain is when insulin is INJECTED, as with diabetics. A lot of popular books suggest the point of view that you mention, but there is no solid research behind it. BTW, protein increases insulin levels as well.
Protein is the main dietary factor associated with satiety, perhaps that is why some people find that it works better for them. People who eat meals high in carbs but low in protein may not maintain their blood sugar as well from meal to meal... may lead them to eat sooner.