Wait a minute, I thought the whole zone thing was based on proper balance to avoid insulin spikes. What are these clowns talking about? Yet I know someone who lost 80lbs in 5 months with this sugar buster diet, but quickly gained it back.
[i:40aa9e8175]The idea that insulin causes weight gain is highly controversial. There can be no weight gain in the absence of a calorie surplus caused by eating too many or burning too few. It's true that high insulin levels increase the risk of heart disease, [b:40aa9e8175]but there is little if any evidence that insulin causes extra fat storage[/b:40aa9e8175].[/i:40aa9e8175]
[i:40aa9e8175]Interestingly, a UK study of weight loss published in the International Journal of Obesity (2001), found that the elimination of sugar from weight loss diets made very little difference. Two sets of dieters who followed (a) sugar-free and (b) 10 percent sugar diets, respectively, lost similar amounts of weight.[/i:40aa9e8175]