Still doing 23/1 but ive stalled on the weight loss, although I have been eating a fair amount of carbs recently. Its not my fault, carb appetite goes up in the winter, exactly when you are most glucose intolerant. Other than that, it is generally just alot harder to lose weight in the winter, despite a higher metabolic rate in response to the cold, I think in general people gain weight in the winter.
Its simple, I need to cut the carbs to continue weight loss, I know it. As fantastic as 23/1 is, ( Im amazed I havent actually gained weight from the carbs ive been eating ), there comes a point where you just gotta get the insulin lower.
Through meticulous observation, I have come to see how my body reacts to certain foods. For myself, I have found that food generally falls into 4 distinct categories when it comes to weight control.....
1 ) Foods that actively promote weight loss - vinegar, coconut oil, whey protein, fish/omega3
2 ) Foods that "allow" weight loss to progress - meat, eggs, cheese, vegetables, cream, seafood, butter
3 ) Foods that slow weight loss and/or promote weight stability - Milk, Yogurt, nuts, fruit*** ( not banana )
4 ) Foods that actively promote weight gain - rice, potato, pasta, bread, banana, wheat, fruit juice, anything with added sucrose.
Im still puzzled by Dairy, despite it being highly insulinogenic, I havent been able to figure out why it doesnt cause weight gain in the same way that starch and sugars do. Dairy may produce a strong GLP-1 response, but I have a feeling that it is something to do with increased glucose disposal into adipose tissue that promotes the weight gain. Yogurt sweetened with sucrose is fattening, but plain yogurt is not.