WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 — The new study out of the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic was presented to the American Diabetes Association meeting in Chicago.
The study found that diabetics who eat two large meals per day record more weight loss than consuming six small meals. But isn’t this common knowledge among the diabetic community?
This should not be new news.
This is glycolysis in action and happens every time you eat. The less you eat, the less times insulin and blood sugar spike, the less the autonomic nervous system responds in the gut mucosa, the less catabolic stress on physiology, the less opportunity glucose is converted into triglycerides. This happens more readily if the normal glycolytic pathways are not functioning because of insulin resistance, which is a major problem with Type II diabetics.
“But that doesn’t mean you should change the way you diet. It’s really important for people not to get that message,” Dr. Mitchell Roslin, chief of obesity surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said on “CBS This Morning.”
Why wouldn’t a person alter their diet in light of information that may help reduce an insulin spike, a blood sugar spike, and lower weight?
Roslin goes on to say, “What this study says is that if you’re going to eat 1,500 calories, you’re better off eating 750 calories twice than 250 calories six times, but most nutritionists say if you go long periods without eating, you’re going to wind up eating more because you’re going to be hungrier in between meals, and this study doesn’t answer that question.”
Then let’s have another study that would compare the type of calories two groups are eating. In one group let’s have them eat mostly carbohydrate foods, polyunsaturated fats, trans-fats, and low or even non-fat food. In the other group let’s have them eat saturated fat, as much olive oil and coconut as they can chug down, and very, very few carbohydrates.
In the first group you will get a high insulin spike which will remain high for several hours after the meal as it rushes to reduce the high blood sugar. In the second group you will get a moderate insulin and blood sugar spike; there is less sugar to transport into the cells or into the liver. The first group will be hungry first. They will be head first in the refrigerator. The second group may remain satiated 5-6 hours later and hopefully by the time of the second meal of the day.
Want another parameter to consider? How about a 15 minute walk after eating. This will help sugar metabolism even better. Another time, another study.
It is not at all the calories; it is the type of food that creates the calories. It has everything to do with the type of caloric food.
Weight loss is the result of improved metabolism which in a diabetic is more importantly about lowering insulin and blood sugar levels.
This information should be tattooed into, emblazoned upon, or otherwise memorized by every hypoglycemic, insulin resistant, diabetic, and every other person who has to eat for a living. Or, we could wait for another meeting.
Dr Peter Lind practices metabolic and neurologic chiropractic in his wellness clinic in Salem, Oregon. USA. He is the author of 3 books on health, one novel, and hundreds of wellness articles. His clinical specialty is in physical, nutritional, and emotional stress.
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