I read in John Berardi’s interview with Rob Wilkins (The Anabolic Power of Insulin) that the low carb high fat diets decrease insulin sensitivity. My thinking is that they still cause fat loss because even though insulin sensitivity might not be great, it doesn’t matter b/c there aren’t many carbs in the diet to be forced into fat cells. Is this true? And, my real question is if someone is on the Atkins for a very long time, and then they go onto a regular diet, will their low insulin sensitivity hurt them and cause them to gain weight? Also, do people on the Atkins exhibit poor health conditions normally associated with poor insulin sensitivity? Thanks in advance!
I doubt we know the effect the Atkins diet has on insulin sensitivity in the long term. And, yes, it would not matter anyway if someone stayed on it forever.