In the video he touch's on stuff I have mentioned here previously, that the more easily and fast digesting the carb, the more fattening it is. AKA processed carbs.
Elevated fasting insulin is the cause of the obesity epidemic. I feel quite confident about this. The postprandial insulin spikes play a role in body fatness, but I think it is the elevated fasting insulin causing the rampaging fat tsunami;s. It is the failure to expose yourself to low insulin levels, especially during the overnight fast, that results in never-ending fat accumulation. Your suppose to properly oscillate in and out of the anabolic/catabolic states between eating and fasting. But you never quite properly enter the catabolic state with the high fasting insulin. When you get your fasting insulin low enough, then sex steroids will determine fat deposition in the body. I also have a feeling that it is elevated fasting insulin activating aromatase constantly as to why we have so many men with gyno + low T.
So what determines fasting insulin?
No-one knows! other than the obvious fact of the recent days carbohydrate intake influencing it, the others factors involved seem to be obscure. If you search on pubmed for fasting insulin, theres very little research in this area. However we do know the GI tract plays a huge role in insulin secretion, both fasting and postprandial.
An interesting study recently came out detailing how the GI tract is reprogrammed after gastric surgery. The surgery changes the GI tract so that it itself becomes a major source for glucose disposal. More glucose disposed of in the GI tract means less hitting the bloodstream and less needing to be disposed of in adipose tissue. Will that cause weight loss? The reprogramming of the GI tract to act as a glucose sink was initiated by exposing it to undigested nutrients.
Still further, another new study looked at lipolysis in overweight vs lean subjects. They found that overweight subjects had reduced catecholamine stimulated lipolysis. In the study they say this....
The factors regulating the expansion of human adipose are less well known.
Funny, I thought it was all about calories?
Whats the cause of this catecholamine resistance in fat people? *I think its the elevated fasting insulin*
How to reduce fasting insulin?
Well other than avoiding carbohydrate, there is one food I think actively reduces fasting insulin, sauerkraut, the combination of vinegar and fibre seems to be very potent at reducing insulin. I even think that the more sauerkraut you eat, the more weight it will force you to lose, provided you keep carbs in check.