So I was wondering if there is a connection between being highly sensitive towards insulin and vascularity when you eat a lot of carbs.
I’ve read different articles about insulin sensitivity. Am I correct that you can handle carbs better (meaning it won’t be stored as fast as easily) when you have a high insulin sensitivity? I’ve started carb cycling (eating carbs only around your workout time) because I wanted to shred down a little while being on a slight caloric deficit. I did it for about a year and decided to go back to eating more carbs as I did before without carb cycling. When I compare my leanness of when I did carb cycling to non-carb cycling (same calories in both cases) I see no difference. However, what I do notice when eating few carbs / carb cycling is that my veins are by far not as visible as when i eat carbs normally.
So I’m wondering is there a connection between more vascularity and high carb intake when you are a person that has the benefit of high insulin sensitivity? My veins are so much more visible when I eat a lot of carbs and I don’t seem to have better or worse body fat when doing so.
I stared to go back to eating carbs regularly mainly because I have much more energy throughout the day that I need bc of university. But I love fat veins so if somebody knows more about why my veins pop up so much when eating more carbs let me know pls. (Or maybe I’m just imagining things??)