From what i know diet is eating. So every form of eating is a form of diet.
You can eat aware and unaware - it doesnt matter in the end.
diet = diet.
You are right the level of insulin is a problem but its not the cause per se. So to go more into details from what i know:
The cause of high insulin in blood is based on various factors mostly not based on high carbs. High carbs (glucose inside blood vessel) is less likely the cause its most likely a symptom.
High carbs are not the cause high carbs lead to high insulin but high insulin is not the problem. The real cause is the transporting system of Insulin. If the transport ist stuck either by the inability of the cells to use (fat cell) or produce (pancreas) insulin or by “closed” channels between blood vessel (artery, vene, cappilar, …) and cell.
If your blood is rich on cholesterine (high LDL, low HDL), sugar will stay in blood and insulin will have a hard time coming inside the cells…
Sport or high mobile lifestyle will destroy low blood flow and one can say if you move a lot per day you can eat what you want and that is true in most cases at least if you have no pre diseases in your family (genetics).
High LDL low HDL levels are cause number 1 and connected to “junk” carb (mono, di) diet and immobil lifestyle. Speaking about healthy genetic.
In the end its multifaceted as you can see here, i added some notes here and there:
from: www webmd com/diabetes/insulin-resistance-syndrome
- Obesity, especially belly fat
- Inactive lifestyle, immobile lifestyle (low blood flow)
- high carbohydrates Diet
- Gestational diabetes (at a certain point your pancreas will stop or lower production of glukagon and insulin)
- Health conditions (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and polycystic ovary syndrome) - fruktose can cause a diseased liver this is common for high fruit rich diets mostly seen in vegane, vegetarian lifestyle …
- A family history of diabetes (genetics)
- Smoking - disrupts, destroys transporting system of hormones (insulin) blood vessel channel - arteriosklerose
- Ethnicity – it’s more likely if your ancestry is African, Latino, or Native American
- Age – it’s more likely after 45
- Hormonal disorders like Cushing’s syndrome and acromegaly (cortisol as a catabolic sterioid used to suppress inflammatory)
- Medications like steroids, antipsychotics, and HIV medications
- Sleep problems like sleep apnea (less cortisol production caused of high stress and thus high inflammatory)
all of that will most likely lead to:
- waistline over 40" in men and 35" in women
- Blood pressure 130/80 and higher
- glucose level over 100 mg/dL (HbA1c above 6.5)
- A fasting triglyceride level over 150 mg/dL
- A HDL cholesterol level under 40 mg/dL in men and 50 mg/dL in women
so keep on moving, riding