, 2022-12-26 09:14:13,
Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes
There’s nothing more frustrating than losing weight just to gain it back with interest. Unfortunately, fad diets and other lose-weight-fast plans are almost always doomed to fail. The problem, ironically, is that their extreme or unbalanced approach often aggravates underlying disease states that cause obesity.
Dr. Whit Roberts at Health Utah explains how two of the decade’s most popular diets, keto and paleo, have led many to ultimately gain even more weight.
1. Insulin resistance
- Studies show meat raises insulin levels as much as carbohydrates.
- Insulin resistance is associated with weight gain as shown by additional research.
The Paleo Diet proposes that we eat foods that are thought to have been eaten by humans in the paleolithic period – foods that were acquired by hunting or gathering. This low-carb diet includes fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds.
Many proponents of this diet discuss the fact that carbohydrates raise insulin levels and high insulin leads to weight gain. The problem with this argument is that meat raises insulin levels even more than a plate of plain pasta. In fact, meat of any kind causes as much insulin release as pure sugar. This leads to insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is when the insulin receptors on cells stop responding to insulin.
“This is a major problem since these receptors are the…
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