Insulin is released in response to:
These are the steps to gain fat tissue:
- High carbohydrate diet.
- Pancreas releases big amounts of insulin.
- Food will be stored in the fat tissue and not burnt in the muscle.
- Low carbohydrate intake, high fat diet.
- Insulin is released in small amounts.
- Food will be burnt as energy.
The results of studies comparing a low-carbohydrate versus a low-fat diet show that low-carbohydrate diets not only lead to more weight loss, but also improve cardiovascular risk factors:
Low-carb vs. low-fat diets: Clinicians weigh in
"Both the low-carbohydrate and the low-fat groups received dietary counseling at regular intervals but had no specific calorie or energy goals. At one year, both black and white participants on the low-carbohydrate diet had greater decreases in weight, fat mass, and other cardiovascular risk factors than those on the low-fat diet."So, enjoy your snack:
And this great TED Talk: