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Author Topic:   Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes
Aware Wolf
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Message 317 of 451 (629234)
08-16-2011 2:12 PM
Reply to: Message 316 by Percy
08-16-2011 2:02 PM


Re: Triggers for Fat Storage or Use
For what it's worth, I recently read Why We Get Fat... and I do remember Taubes writing that insulin indirectly increases appetite. His explanation was that high insulin levels in the blood causes the injested calories to be absorbed by fat tissues, leaving less to be available to the rest of the body. This would "starve" the rest of the body, which would trigger an increase in appetite.

I probably mangled all that pretty well, but the gist is close.


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Aware Wolf
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Message 322 of 451 (629251)
08-16-2011 4:20 PM
Reply to: Message 319 by molbiogirl
08-16-2011 2:38 PM


Re: Internal starvation
Yes, I did read Guyenet's post when you first linked to it; I found it very interesting, and frustrating too.

A few months back I read Why We Get Fat... and was impressed enough to make a change to my diet; I now eat significantly less carbs than the typical Westerner. It seemed to "work" for me in that I lost about 5lbs of belly fat (I was already fairly lean; now I've got pretty close to a 6 pack if you squint a bit). I also seemed to get over a problem of occasional gassiness that I had. I was pretty happy with all that, and as a lay person I thought Taubes' arguments sounded pretty "scientific". (yeah, I know how stupid that sounds).

But I have to admit, Guyenet sounds pretty impressive, too. And I already wondered about people like Asians, and also my wife, who seem to eat a high percentage of carbs and stay slim anyways.

But on the other hand, the low carb thing seems to "work" for me...

Ug.

BTW - in my post 317 I wasn't saying Taubes was right, just that he did in fact claim that insulin works to increase appetite, at least indirectly.


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