Is it better to get all your calories in one meal so that your body isn't regularly producing insulin or does the body have trouble processing all that food at once? also, the meal in question would be low carb and high fat.
asked byJonas_1 (835)
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on December 16, 2012
at 07:41 PM
On the occasions where I've practiced IF, it wreaks havoc with my insulin sensitivity. It has the same effect on the majority of type 1 diabetics I've known (since we have to fast twice a year for regular HBA1C testing), regardless of gender, fitness, or varying health backgrounds.
Women and men have different responses to IF, though. I'd venture a guess that it has less of a negative hormonal effect on men. So if IF is your thing, go ahead and don't worry about it.
If your aim is to improve sensitivity, I suggest you keep a good omega 3:6 ratio, DON'T go low-carb, get a few meals a day, and be certain you're getting enough magnesium and chromium. Works like a charm. If you've got poor insulin sensitivity, there are also other things you can try.