Wendyoh Wrote:Are you saying that caffeine only decreases insulin in obese people, and not in those leaner? I have never read about this. Everything I've seen suggests that caffeine increases insulin, which can contribute to insulin resistance. I guess I'm just confused Can you tell me where you learned this?
1. We are all different - so we won't all get exactly the same response. For example - for some people - stimulants can make them sleepy - the opposite of what you expect.
2. Caffeine is one of the most argued about things. It does have different effects on different people. I would think that the amount of caffeine, wether you take it on an empty stomach or full stomach, the magnitude of your blood sugar problems, etc will change the results.
BTW - I don't drink coffee - I drink diet sodas. So perhaps caffeinated coffee is different from caffeinated diet soda.
3. I assume that obese people are much more likely to have blood sugar, insulin, and cortisol problems than people of normal weight. I would expect different supplements/drugs to effect obese and normal weight people differently. Things effect me differently after 5 years of low carbing. For example, I am starting to find that chromium hurts me more now (bad headaches when do hard work in the heat) than helps me control cravings and hunger. Whereas when I first started LCing - it was a neccessity. I also started taking 800 mcg per day.
4. Where did I learn things? Everywhere. I have read numerous books (LCing, hormones, omega 3s, nutrition, etc), read most Atkins books and watched his vidoes, experimented on myself, and talked with a lot of others on low carb diets. There is a lot of information out there that is wrong - in fact - completely backwards. I tend to listen more to the people that have been there and done that (i.e. been obese and lost the weight via low carbing) than some "health expert" that has never been obese and lost weight via low carbing. Those are the people that usually have it completely backwards.
Taking all of this into consideration - is why I suggested everyone try the caffeine experiment. It should tell you how caffeine will effect your blood sugar and insulin levels.