Insulin Causes Fat Storage, Sure, But It Doesn’t Make You Gain Weight

There’s only one thing that matters for weight loss, and insulin isn’t it.

Is insulin causing my weight gain thumbnail
Is insulin causing my weight gain thumbnail

What is insulin, anyway?

How insulin regulates blood glucose
How insulin regulates blood glucose

So, how does insulin (supposedly) cause weight gain?

Lipolysis and lipogenesis process
Lipolysis and lipogenesis process

#1: Insulin inhibits lipolysis

#2: Insulin stimulates lipogenesis

Attributing weight gain to a single hormone is too simplistic

More proof why you shouldn’t blame insulin for your weight gain

#1: Protein is a potent stimulator of insulin too

Protein increases insulin just like carbs do
Protein increases insulin just like carbs do

#2: Low-carb diets do not lead to greater weight loss results

#3: Insulin does not make you hungry

Insulin is not the villain

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