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Júlíus G. Magnússon 08-31-2010 10:37 PM

A Couple of Insulin Sensitivity Questions
I'm doing the whole paleo schtick, trying to work on my insulin sensitivity after spending most of the summer messing it up.

I usually only eat two meals per day. About 6 eggs and a piece of fruit or a couple of carrots or peppers in the morning (or noon, depending on how late I'm running in the morning). And then my other meal is some kind of meat, as much of it as I can eat, along with some veggies or a piece of fruit if I'm lazy.

I usually don't have the opportunity to eat until an hour, usually two, after my workouts and I'm thinking this might be affecting my gains. Strength gain (or at least maintenance) and insulin sensitivity being the main goal.

I'm wondering if this may be fucking up not just my performance but my insulin sensitivity as well. I've heard conflicting opinions on this, some saying that not eating for an hour after your workout is good for your insulin sensitivity, yet others like Robb Wolf (if I remember correctly) advocate that a good post-workout meal, including the bulk of your carbs for the day, is good for performance while not affecting your insulin sensitivity markedly.

Now, real foods are not an option right now post-workout and I'm staying away from dairy. But I'm wondering if I should consider getting some whey protein to take in after my workouts or if doing so would defeat the purpose of staying away from dairy or even increase my insulin resistance?

If I do go the whey route, should I go for just regular whey, or whey isolate, or what?

Garrett Smith 09-01-2010 09:18 AM

What are you basing your judgements of your insulin sensitivity on?

Joe Hlasnik 09-01-2010 01:11 PM

From what I remember reading from Robb and Mark Sisson I thought a fasted post work out window can actually increase insulin sensitivity.



Also if you haven't read this yet this may be something you could try by applying the same principals


Specifically the BCAA intake post workout until you can have your PWO meal.

Dr. G may be able to comment further however.


Jarod Barker 09-02-2010 11:34 AM

I played with the fasted post workout before and I definitely leaned out, but it was pretty bad for performance.

What did seem to work was when I played with sort of a carbless post workout. So, I would eat carbs with protein for breakfast and lunch, then my post workout would be just protein, and for the rest of the night I'd do just protein and fat. It turned into alot of salads but I felt pretty good, leaned out a bit, and my performance didn't seem altered.

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