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Old 11-21-2005, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: Research Question of the Week: A Comprehensive Discussion on Diet Induced Thermogenesis

I answered your question and my browser closed out...grrrr. [img]/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

Yes, you can “trick” your body to have higher DITs by eating meals when insulin sensitivity is higher or by consuming certain foods with highe DITs. I am not sure if there is a synergistic effect, or of other methods, but it is something to ponder.

One of my primary investigations is to see what foods elicit the highest DIT, such as whey protein combared to steak. I am not sure yet, though. But I would imagine they do have different DITs.

Your hypothesis about complex foods is solid, but I would not assume anything yet. I have to do more investigations.


I'm thinking meals might go something like:
Lower DIT for Meal 1, PWO meal, and pre-bed meal (pre bed so you don't burn up on the calories more quickly while fasting at night).
Other meals would be higher DIT.

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I like that idea a lot!


Yet another question.
Let's say you have protein highest DIT and fat, lowest DIT.
Would the presence of the fat lower overall DIT when consumed with protein? Or would it have a slight cumulitive effect?

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It will be higher, the extent to which is dependent on the type of fat you consume.

Great questions!
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