Saw a report today that there are two distinct types of people. Those who loose weight better with low carb diet and those who do better on a low fat diet. Does anyone know how one gets tested to see which type you are? I got pretty good results with the induction phase of the Atkins diet, which is a low carb diet.
You can take a 3 hour glucose tolerance test and have the lab also test your insulin levels as well as your glucose levels. If your insulin is high but your glucose is normal, that means you have insulin resistance. Insulin resistance will lead to Type II diabetes eventually. You’ll might have to pay out of pocket to get this done, I don’t know. I got it done as part of fertility testing, which we paid completely out of pocket.
I have lost the most weight with the least amount of struggle while doing “Carb cycling.” “Crack the Fat Loss Code” describes the cycle. I just followed the carb counts listed in the cycles and ate what I wanted other than that - the author recommends protein shakes and stuff like that, but I believe in eating real food.