I was down in Derby last week visiting relatives, and I went out for a meal with my lovely Nan. She is a very sprightly 92 and very independent apart from breaking her hip recently and she is very slim.
But my God can that woman can EAT! She had a massive starter and a steak pie for a main course. The rest of s skipped the starter and had salads for our main courses and we were full. She also managed to polish off 90% of a "sharing" dessert that we had ordered "erm that's for all of us I think Nan" :-).
She has always been really slim, even now as she approaches the mid 90s. And when you think about it, do you ever see an overweight 80+ yr old? Probably not.
According to research done on Centenarians, they all come from different backgrounds, races, sexes, smokers or non, exercise history, class. But the one thing they all had in common was very high Insulin sensitivity.
So it is theoretically possible that Insulin is the master hormone responsible for helping us to live longer and better.
Hmmmm and the best way to control insulin sensitivity is to control the bad carbs you ingest and fast!
In the meantime Nan can eat all she wants- but next time she can have her own bloody dessert :-)