“When simple sugars are consumed
(and these come in many forms, including pastas,
white breads, cakes, cookies, and donuts),
your pancreas secretes insulin
in order to do something
with the surge of sugar within your blood.
It works feverishly to reduce blood sugar
by ushering it into cells within the liver,
skeletal muscles, or, unfortunately, body fat.
If you don’t need this surge of sugar –
that is, if your muscle cell energy reserves are full
or you’re a sugar junkie – then your sensitivity
to insulin quickly becomes compromised.
This leads to energy crashes and fat gain.
Insulin is a super hormone and a double-edged sword.
It can help fast-track rapid body transformation
and lean muscle gain when spiked methodically.
Yet it can also lead to insulin insensitivity
and an inability to use sugar
for anything but augmenting body fat.”
Tom Fazio, In Pursuit of Weightlessness
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