- Matt points to a study about carb intake and sleepiness -"Higher fasting insulin levels were positively correlated with sleepiness. This is why refiend carbs are so deadly: they increase hunger which leads to weight gain, and they also make people more sluggish and less likely to exercise." Brad Pillon - of Eat Stop Eat fame - recently made a similar observation: "......I can't recall the last time bacon and eggs made me sleepy. But I know that anytime I have a big "sugar bomb" type of meal, I'm out like a light about 30 minutes after I'm done eating."
- Dr Briffa - of whom I am a huge fan - asks "Where weight loss is concerned, could it be that it’s more than calories that count?" . He reminds us that ".... that one way to lose weight is to eat a diet that tends not to get stored as fat. The fat storage hormone in the body is insulin, which is secreted primarily in response to carbohydrate consumption. " and ".....In short, there is at least some evidence suggests that when people eat more protein and less carb, less of what they eat is stored as fat, and the energy that appears to go ‘missing’ is simply burned by a more ‘efficient’ metabolism. When it comes to weight control, it might be that it’s more than just calories that count."
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Low carb brief...
Just to point you towards a couple of great recent posts on low carb eating: