Starchy carbs (rice and potatoes) are better than fruits for physique athletes because fruits are sugars, natural sugar, but sugar nonetheless. They are preferentially stored as liver glycogen whereas starch is preferentialy stored as muscle glycogen (which is what we want as physique athletes).[/quote]
Rice is also a good choice for most people. It is a "Ã??Ã??cultural"Ã??Ã?? carbohydrate that has been around in our evolutionary chain for thousands of years and is less problematic than other grains that cause food allergies (gluten, celiac disease) and digestive disorders (sugar alcohol, lactose, high fructose corn syrup).[/quote]
What do people thing about this?
If this is true, what’s the “Paleo Friendly” starch? Or is there no way to specifically refile muscle glycogen on a strict paleo diet?
I believe that carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables are most optimal for the physique goer. And i think he has things mixed up. For instance, while starch is primarily stored in glycogen and carbohydrates in fruit (mostly fructose) is stored in the liver… For an individual wanting to focus on aesthetics, you have to look at how the starch is actually converted to the muscle glycogen… by insulin, a storage hormone. Even though he did not mention the exact times to ingest these starchy carbs, the key to fat loss is to keep insulin levels low until you NEED them spiked for anabolism such as before/during workouts. With fruit, you dont get a significant raise in insulin levels because the fructose goes to the liver to get converted to glucose, which then can be broken down and sent to a muscle fiber in need of glucose. And for people who are concerned about their physique, refilling glycogen stores in not the primary concern after a workout. We are not endurance athletes.