Becoming Insulin Resistant

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    Becoming Insulin Resistant


    I was reading an article debunking some common bodybuilding myths. I already knew that it is not necessary to consume 6 or more meals a day. The article I was reading stated that the more meals one consumes, the more likely they are to become insulin resistant. It did not have an annotation or anything. I was wondering what peoples thoughts on that are and if you can provide a study or reliable link.
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    This is a little interesting - but I wonder what the design of the test was and what it is really saying? Obviously my first thoughts are that, yeah, if you are eating poorly, then the more often you do it, the more likely it is to be negative. i.e. - if I'm having Little Debbie's twice a day, I am less likely to become insulin resistant than if I ate Little Debbies 5 times/day. Now, I may be better off eating chicken and broccoli 5X per day than eating Little Debbies 2X/day.
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    Great article, sorta ties into what you are talking about I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIT4ME View Post
    This is a little interesting - but I wonder what the design of the test was and what it is really saying? Obviously my first thoughts are that, yeah, if you are eating poorly, then the more often you do it, the more likely it is to be negative. i.e. - if I'm having Little Debbie's twice a day, I am less likely to become insulin resistant than if I ate Little Debbies 5 times/day. Now, I may be better off eating chicken and broccoli 5X per day than eating Little Debbies 2X/day.
    The article says if your eat poorly or too frequently.

    :Type II diabetics are plagued by insulin resistance. That means that they can't adequately handle the amounts of glucose in their blood. They've eaten so much or eaten so poorly that the cells are reluctant to utilize sugar, so the stubborn but valiant pancreas keeps producing more and more insulin to no avail. As long as the beta cells of the pancreas are able to throw enough insulin at the cells to overcome the resistance, you're okay; blood glucose can stay in the healthy range. Over time, though, insulin resistance builds up, and it can lead to pre-diabetes or type II diabetes because the beat up cells can't keep up with the increased need for insulin.Unfortunately, you may already be teetering on the brink of insulin resistance because you've been keeping insulin levels perpetually elevated, courtesy of that "6 meal a day" chestnut that's considered bodybuilding dogma. While your cells were once keenly sensitive to insulin, they've now grown dopey and sluggish like a punch-drunk fighter."


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    Well, this kind of gets back to what I was saying though - if you are eating sugar 6 times a day, this becomes an issue. If you are eating high-protein, moderate fat, moderate carbs throughout the day, you are going to have smaller insulin spikes (and yes, smaller insulin valleys). I would think having smaller bumps, however, would mean that you aren't overwhelming your receptors at any given point in time. Although, this may suggest that some kind of short fast may be beneficial.

    I have seen a few articles/studies lately that suggest short bouts of severe calorie restriction may benefit fat loss - and this may be another piece of that puzzle. Maybe eating as much as possible while maintaining a very moderate fat-loss with 5-6 meals/day and then planning some fasting days or at least severely restricted days for 1-3 days and then cycling may be good.

    It also may suggest that fasting during a bulk may have some benefit?
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    So wood IF b bad cuz ur meals is so calorie dense
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    I understand what you mean. If person A eats a bunch of sugar for all 6 meals and person B eats six meals, but more complex carbs, person A will have larger peaks in insulin than person B.

    Booze, according to the article I linked, IF would be a better option, but who knows.
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    I herd insulin is also affected by how big ur meals is? So even if u wuz 2 IF and say have 2 meals one day butt both meals were "clean" butt had a humangus amount of calories each wood that b making ur body come insulin resistant 2? Cuz wen i IF ill eat like 2 meals a day butt within like 5-6 hr time frame so u can imagine how much calories each meal had....
  

  
 

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