Get Big And Strong Without Insulin Spikes And Fast Carbs?
I have concerns with the insulin response to fast (high glycemic) carbs. Ive suffered with acne and oily skin most of my life and believe based on research high levels of insulin and IGF-1 lead to increased oil production and acne. Theses alot of info out there on this.
My concerns are related to pre and post workout fast carbs. I recently started 50g dextrose/ 25g protein pre and post and have seen a major increase in oily skin and acne. Im almost sure the dextrose insulin spike was the reason.
I want to experiment with minimizing elevated/spiked insulin levels but still want to tune my carbs correctly to fuel my training. Whats the workaround for this? Ive "heard" somewhere its not critical to replenish glycogen immediately after a workout and you aparantly have somewhere close to 24 hours to do this. Though, I know the spike immediately postWO is beneficial to shuttle free hormones to muscle receptors along with aminos to prevent catabolism.
Can I get away with a slow carb (sweet potato/butter) late lunch (430) 2 hours before a workout as my preWO carbs and postWO a protein shake (no dextrose or fast carbs) followed by a slow carb refeed BP dinner (maybe with slightly less fat)?
Whey and BCAAs also elevate insulin how can I control the response?
Will recovery suffer with the avoidance of elevated insulin levels?
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