Thanks Gabor! That was a fairly large rabbit hole I fell down with that paper but I think I’ve come out with a sonewhat better understanding of the particulars.
I’m not sure I want the glucose/insulin spikes that are associated with physiological insulin resistance every time I decide to have an excursion however I am intrigued with the ultra low fat diet being able to lower insulin substantially.
Thanks Raphael! While I may want to avoid physiological insulin resistance, too little glucose and too much insulin scares me even more. Denise’s blog post on ‘Carbosis’ is another rabbit hole I tumbled into which may require a whole thread on its own to discuss. However part of the ‘magic’ seems to be in it being a hypocoloric diet.
Ultimately my interest here is in obtaining the lowest average insulin secretion per unit of glucose over time while taking hunger into account. I’ve tried ketogenic (high fat & 30 - 60 net carbs, low protein) diets and I may be one of the few who tends to over eat and gain weight on them. I may need to modify it a bit (less fat, more protein) or try an ultra low fat diet.