There is always a debate about frequency of eating - whether eating more few times or eating less more times. I follow Dr Berg a little bit, what he says is that eating small meals many times activates pancrease over and over again to release insulin and eventually the person can develop insulin resistance means some form of diabetes. Whereas eating less than full but just two times won't cause insulin spike frequently and that's good for endocrine system. He has dozens of you tube videos on ketosis and intermittent fasting. Is ketosis a better way for managing health where body fulfills its energy needs from fats instead of carbs/glucose ? He doesn't like fruits or fruit juices either because of glucose triggering insulin spike.
As you have some sports background too, so is interesting to know can athletes ever get insulin resistance despite eating lot of meals a day or what they prefer?
Insulin resistance is caused by fats in the blood stream. So if a person eats several meals a day, one that has fat, one that has sugar, etc. yes, it will cause problems. Nothing sweet should be eaten with fat or especially after fats until the fats have been fully metabolized. So after a meal with fats, its best to not eat sweet thigns the rest of the day.
athelets dont have an issue becuause they are usually young, old athlets may have some problems, but in general, athlets have a faster metabolism that is processing the fats faster due to thier energy needs and so there is less chance the fat levels in teh blood will be high enough to cause insulin resistance. Its fats with sugars that cause insulin resistance, sugara alone willn ot due it. THe cure for diabetes is no more than 10% of calories from fats.
With fats, do you mean to say people with high triglycerides are at the risk of insulin resistance while eating more sugar/carb meals?
Yes, what Ernst said about not eating fats and carbs together is good advice.
Also, I think Keto and intermittent fasting is quite good for reducing insulin resistance.
A really balanced way, that I like, and a lot of athletes, is carb cycling. Eating most of your carbs around your workout or major activity. The best time to eat carbs is after a workout because your muscles are primed for glucose uptake as opposed to fat storage. Some people really like to workout fasted, and then eat carbs after... all the rest of the meals keto. There are quite a few benefits to carbs if eaten properly, and timed properly.
The problem with modern society is a high carb diet with low activity which leads to insulin resistance.