I just wanted to address a couple of statements I here from time to time and debunk them, the two statements are:
“You cannot get fat without carbohydrates”
“You cannot store fat without the secretion of insulin which only is secreted as a response to carbohydrates”
Both of these statements are incorrect. To address the first statement, this implies that if you eliminate carbohydrates from your diet you cannot gain any fat. This is obviously not true if you are in a caloric surplus (consuming more calories than you are expending) you will gain weight. People seem to forgot that dietary fat within a surplus of calories will mean weight gain.
This second statement is also untrue as protein is extremely insulinogenic. So for people to say if you get rid of the carbohydrates you get rid of insulin therefore you cannot gain fat is not true. Insulin is often played as the bad guy yet it serves very important tasks. Insulin helps regulate the storage of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in your body.
A high carbohydrate diet does not inherently lead to chronically high insulin levels, if calorie intake doesn’t exceed caloric expenditure. The body can store fat even when insulin isn’t elevated.
I find it interesting how there are people with PhD’s stating that all you need to do is get rid of carbohydrates as you cannot get fat because insulin will not be secreted. After all their years of experience they fail to miss that protein is very insulinogenic???? Yet it is hardly surprising when they are trying to sell their bestselling low carbohydrate book!!!