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Does eating one meal per day improve or deprove insulin sensitivity?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM

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.

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on December 16, 2012
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What chrysaetos said.

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on December 16, 2012
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It really depends on what camp you fall into. People with insulin-resistance issues can lose weight on low-carb, and thereby improve insulin sensitivity massively. On the other hand, if you're insulin-sensitive to begin with and have no issues with carbohydrate consumption, low-carb will decrease sensitivity.

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on December 16, 2012
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i thought low carb diets improve insulin sensitivity

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on December 16, 2012
at 07:16 PM

If you think you can get your nutritional requirements and sufficient caloric intake with 1 meal, I say go for it.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on December 16, 2012
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It looks like it deproves it.

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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.

383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796

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on December 16, 2012
at 07:51 PM

i thought low carb diets improve insulin sensitivity

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on December 16, 2012
at 08:09 PM

What chrysaetos said.

930d02c6cf3fb783f15d22e3b49e0490

(250)

on December 16, 2012
at 08:01 PM

It really depends on what camp you fall into. People with insulin-resistance issues can lose weight on low-carb, and thereby improve insulin sensitivity massively. On the other hand, if you're insulin-sensitive to begin with and have no issues with carbohydrate consumption, low-carb will decrease sensitivity.

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