Have I made the fat-adapted switch?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Been eating paleo for 5 weeks now, fairly strictly.

Today and yesterday I tried what I thought was a small amount of carbs, 1 tbsp rice. (not even heaped!)

Both times I went straight to sleep after eating.

I have read on here that this could mean I have insulin resistance.

Does it have any bearing on whether I am fat adapted or not?

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on July 22, 2012
at 01:13 AM

Doesn't mean you are fat-adapted, but you confirm why I don't recommend going very low carb. People that are VLC generally experience that when they do have a decent amount of carbs. If you have some carbs everyday, you can maintain your flex fuel system much better by being able to handle both sources of energy.



on July 22, 2012
at 12:12 AM

well if you took it late at night it could just be that you were tired....

But I know that now when I IF and then have a big meal I get tired as the excess food is raising my insulin response. Could mean you ARE fat adapted, and your body is taking advantage (i.e. storing as fat for future) some cheap carbs...



on July 21, 2012
at 11:58 PM

I really regret it when i even eat a little bit of grains, not as bad with sugar, but grains do me in. insulin resistance is best determined by taking blood glucose readings at different parts of the day. Insulin resistance depends on your health history and how you are taking care of your body now, it's not easily revealed without more information.

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