Re: Research Question of the Week: How to Optimize Fat Efficiency in the Diet
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Some problems would be that:
1. It would slow digestion
2. You don't need fat post workout
3. You should never combine high fat meals and spike insulin. Insulin blunts fat oxidation; thus, you increase the chance of storing that fat--even though it is MCT oil--as adipose tissue.
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I still feel pretty strongly that the benifits would outweigh any consequence.
1. MCT's digest differently than regular fats, much quicker since they bypass the normal pathways of fat digestion. So saying they would slow down digestion is like saying that sticking your hand out the window would slow down your car on the freeway [img]/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] After all, whey and dextrose/malto are some of the quickest digesting foods around.
2. You're right, you need energy. Energy to synthesize protein, replenish glygogen, restore ATP, etc. Why rob the proein/carbs from your PWO shake when you could supply your body with a prefered fuel source?
I figure that after the thermic effect of digestion(metabolic cost), as well as the energy cost of all the gowth/repairs your body needs, over half your PWO meal is gone. That only leaves you with half the materials for muscle building.