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Old 01-26-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Growth Hormone vs. Insulin for Fat Loss

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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That's correct....

Nothing new or exciting... just physiology.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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That's correct....

Nothing new or exciting... just physiology.
Good to know. I knew GH had a role in fat loss, but I didn't know it played the primary role and insulin played the secondary role.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:29 AM   #4
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GH does not peak in a high insulin environment. Glucagon also plays a role in releasing fat, which is directly inversely related to insulin. In the end....hormones just signal the fat stores to "empty the tanks"....you still have to burn the free fatty acids (FFAs) while in calorie deficit.
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GH does not peak in a high insulin environment. Glucagon also plays a role in releasing fat, which is directly inversely related to insulin. In the end....hormones just signal the fat stores to "empty the tanks"....you still have to burn the free fatty acids (FFAs) while in calorie deficit.
Yeah, I already know about that, but what if you ate right before going to bed, when your GH spikes? Would that slow down your fat loss, even if you are at a caloric deficit?
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Yeah, I already know about that, but what if you ate right before going to bed, when your GH spikes? Would that slow down your fat loss, even if you are at a caloric deficit?
Not ideal to eat a large carb meal right before bed....as you want optimal GH release. Other than that GH is released all day long in spikes.
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