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Joe Black
09-19-2005, 03:30 PM
This article is the second part in a two part series on carbohydrates and the role they play in the power lifter’s diet. In this article Anthony takes a look at the glycemic index, insulin and brings the 2 parter to a conclusion!

http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=227

Enjoy and discuss :)

ShockBoxer
09-20-2005, 09:54 AM
Interesting read. It's unfortunate to see that most of the things I can eat without triggering pain in my intenstinal tract are in the high category. I'm guessing that's not a coincidence and I'll bring it up the next time I see a specialist for my undiagnosable disorder. Maybe it is insulin related after all (a theory one specialist had a few years ago but was discounted by a second opinion because I'm not diabetic in the slightest according to tests) -- though I don't see how that would trigger a pain response.

After reading part 1 I was hoping to get my 80 to 120 g down to being predominantly mid to low GI but seriously those last two categories could read from the 'list of foods I've had a reaction to' journal I keep. Exceptions include pasta (non-whole wheat doesn't bother me), white bread, and peanuts.

Looks like pasta is mid so it will have to do.

Eszekial
05-11-2006, 11:01 AM
Fantastic read.

Mercuryblade
05-13-2006, 12:48 AM
I'm guessing that's not a coincidence and I'll bring it up the next time I see a specialist for my undiagnosable disorder.

Let me know what he thinks, because I have a problem with high fibrous foods as well, for example: if I eat carrots on an empty stomach I get horrible pains.

After reading the article, it looks as though ideally it would be a good idea to chug a protein shake with a high GI and then maybe do some light cardio to keep the fat off. That way you not only get the essential insulin spike, but you continue to keep your body in a state where it's in need of more glucose than usual, and thus can prevent fat storage.