I’ve done some reading on it, and Insulin index differs from the Glycemic index. An easy example comes with eggs. The yellow contains most of the fat, and the clear contains a lot of the other sugars. If you consume just egg whites, you will have a higher insulin response (just for easiness, I’ll say its 60, look up the numbers if you want to know for certain). If you eat just the yellow, the response is 20. If you eat them together, the response is 40.
Eating Fat alongside sugar will actually reduce an insulin response. In that respect, having higher fat consumption during a meal, even if artificially increasing it, might “inhibit” the carb response. Lower insulin, more stable blood sugar, and ultimately weight loss.
That is… at least, the logic behind my question. I eat as low carbs as I can manage… sometimes it goes over. Anyone who wants to nitpick on should haves and could haves is really not helping anyone. As in my example, the carbs are eaten. Maybe I miscalculated how many carbs something would have until after I ate it. Maybe, I just wanted it. I’ve only recently started my diet, and I’m not jumping to some obscenely low number until I’m ready, so I limited my carbs at 60 g.
So, I wanted to know after eating too many carbs, would increasing fat help nullify the insulin spike and lead to more comfort, or would keeping your calories down matter.
Back to the point about “eat until your hungry.” I also intermittent fast. When I’m done with my meal, I’m not eating again until tomorrow. If I ate too much carb, even if I could choose not to consume those calories of fat because I’m not hungry NOW… that doesn’t mean in 12 hours I’m not going to be starving, and if I’m starving, that could also inhibit weight loss.
Grams or percentages does not matter, its the same basic question. When faced with more grams of carbs, would consuming more grams of fat (as long as you maintain under your caloric limit), help reduce the insulin spike and help overall in weight loss, or would the additional calories consumed not overtake whatever mild benefit that might be.
The answer… “well, you should have had less carbs” is not really applicable to this conversation and doesn’t help answer the question.