I have been following your thread for long, and I am trying to take lessons from your dieting methods.
I am nearly 35, have been working out for 8 years, and was recently diagnosed as a pre-diabetic (blame my genes for that). I am trying to set up a diet plan for myself that helps me increase my body’s insulin sensitivity.
Since it is hard for me to completely skip carbs for 16 hours a day (i.e., your type of intermittent faTTing), I have drawn up the meal plan below. With your knowledge and experience, can you let me know if it will help me in my goal?
7:30 AM- A heavy breakfast with around 100 gms carbs and protein, with a majority of carbs coming from fruits.
12:00 noon- Lunch with minimum carbs, 20-25 gms at most, lots of protein and veggies.
5:00 PM- pre-workout meal- around 50 gms of carbs (with majoity carbs coming from in the form of direct sugar via a Sports drink) along with BCAAs.
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM- workout
7:00 PM- Post workout meal (also, last meal for the day)
In my opinion, since I am injesting little carbs during lunch, my body should not generate much or any insulin, thus helping me increase insuling sensitivity. Is that correct?
Also, will the fact that I am consuming simple sugars before workout reduce the body’s insulin sensitivity?
Thanks a lot for your time