Squatman and Timbo:
I read somewhere that since you take carbs out of the equation (or lower it), and your muscle cells aren’t bombarded with carbs/insulin and thus it becomes more insulin sensitive?
First of all, how do you quote in white (yes, what is the HTML code)?
“I still follow the same train of thought as JB on this particular issue”
I take that to mean you think a higher carb approach is better?
While looking for the definition of “isoenergetic”, I came accross this study which I thought was interesting:
The effect on adipose tissue blood flow of isoenergetic meals containing different amounts and types of fat.
Summers LK, Callow J, Samra JS, Macdonald IA, Matthews DR, Frayn KN.
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors regulating the increase in adipose tissue blood flow following meals. DESIGN: Eight subjects were fed three isoenergetic meals; two high-fat meals rich in either saturated or polyunsaturated fatty acids and one low-fat, high-carbohydrate meal. MEASUREMENTS: Blood samples were taken and adipose tissue blood flow was measured before and for 6 h after the meal. Plasma glucose, insulin, non-esterified fatty acid, total and chylomicron-triacylglycerol and catecholamine concentrations were measured. RESULTS: Adipose tissue blood flow rose to a peak after all three meals (P<0.05 for each). The three meals stimulated adipose tissue blood flow at similar times. There was a marked and statistically significant similarity in the time course of changes in blood flow and insulin concentrations. In contrast, noradrenaline concentrations peaked later than adipose tissue blood flow (P=0.014).
CONCLUSION: Adipose tissue blood flow may be ‘carbohydrate-stimulated’ rather than ‘fat-stimulated’, with insulin having a vasodilatory role in adipose tissue as in skeletal muscle.
That being said, I still don’t know what you meant by
“given the same macronutrient breakdown and a higher caloric intake (i.e. isoenergetic”)