I tried to send a PM to DH ( dunno where he is) as he is very knowledgable and speaks to Mauro. However, I hope some of you guys will be able to help…
I wish to commence the AD, but have some issues - I hope you can explode these myths,if they are, or help in some way.
My worries with this diet are :
That fruit is minimal, because of its carb content - but surely we need some antioxidant input?? And there are minerals/vitamins needed in them???
Other experts say DON’T saturate one pathway - i.e. vary the proportions of carb/prot/fat each day (Art deVaney and others) as there are long term health problems ( not specified). Or is it that we are not saturating them, as the weekend carb ups act as that variation?
At least one bodybuilder(Scott Abel) claims that Carb loading can’t work (something to do with glycogen being stored in the liver - very little in muscles)
The ‘new’ work on Leptin ( Mastering Leptin) claims that three meals a day is better as ‘3 hours after eating insulin levels should be lower. As it falls, glucagon rises. This is a true fat-burning time. It is when the liver, the metabolic factory of the body, kicks into high gear.’ p130 - DO NOT SNACK BETWEEN MEALS - LEAVE 5 -6 HOURS BETWEEN FEEDS!!!
I appreciate any help you can give me, and understand that I’ve probably picked up a lot of misconceptions, myths and bull. Feel free to shoot down any of the names and references as I’ve only picked them up on the way and need to drop those that will not help me.
Thanks in advance