Don’t the troponin guys support the whole separating fats and carbs idea due to the idea that when you are eating a lot of carbs and insulin is high you want to keep fats low to avoid them being stored?
It makes sense to me but I know guys like JC say it doesn’t matter at all.
See the thing I don’t understand is just because 9 calories is defined as a gram of “fat”, why is that the macro that the body chooses to store as body fat. It just makes no sense to me.
I mean essentially calories are calories, I don’t see how just because you eat carbs and fat together the fat is shuttled to your love handles for storage whereas the other non fat cals are used in other ways.
Hope my post makes some sense.
I think the general thought that the troponin guys have is that if you eat a lot of carbohydrates, your body will secrete a lot of insulin, which as well all know is a storage hormone. So if you have high levels of a storage hormone and then throw on a bunch of fat, insulin will be naturally inclined to store it in your fat cells. Whereas if you ate protein with high carbohydrates, your body would first have to convert the excess calories from protein into glucose and then convert the glucose into triglycerides, and then be stored as fat. So it appears that it is more difficult for protein to get stored as fat when insulin is high than fats just because fats do not need to be converted into anything to get stored. Anyone can feel free to correct me, but this is how I see it and I think is the general rationale of the troponin guys for having fat as low as possible on very high carb days.
hmmm that’s really interesting if that’s correct.
So fats do not have to be converted into anything to actually be stored as fat?
Without the presence of an insulin spike, say if you eat a P+F meal, where does the fat then go?