I just wanted to address a couple of statements I here from time to time and debunk them.
The two statements are:
1- “You cannot get fat without consuming carbohydrates.”
2- “You cannot store fat without the secretion of insulin; which 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 fat, minus any calories used to support muscle growth.
This second statement is also untrue as protein is extremely insulinogenic. For people to make the statement: “If you remove carbohydrates, therefore you remove insulin which means you can not store fat”. This 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 ddoesn’texceed caloric expenditure.
Essentially, the body can store fat even when insulin is not elevated.
Am I saying you cannot get leaner by decreasing your carbohydrate consumption? No…
I am implying that reducing your carbohydrate consumption doesn’t give you a free pass to binge on as much dietary fat as you want.