Read an article in which is says whey protein causes insulin levels to rise thus making fat loss harder. The article suggest a protein of casein and whey. If this is true then Grow! is out and Metabolic Drive is the way to go since it is the casein and whey combo.
Yeah man, ingesting anything makes insulin levels go up. During the American Civil War soldiers would often put pebbles in their mouths to get them to salivate when they were thirsty, similarly I've even heard of hard lined ketogenic dieters putting peanut butter in their mouths PWO, but then spitting it out -lol.
So it sounds like the article I read was pretty simplified. Like Bonez said, I guess I need to educate myself a little more. Honestly though I have heard of insulin spikes but not the whole whey vs casein/whey thing.
I read a study that tested insulin response. Part of the control measure was putting the food in a box because seeing food caused an insulin release. Eating, tasting or looking at food apparently causes an insulin release.
This being said, I'm still unclear on the point of managing insulin.
I had been trying the whole Berardi Theory about separating carbs and fat. If I understood it right, this was to have controlled insulin releases with the carb meals and the fat meals would help improve insulin sensitivity. After reading more I found out that ANYTHING you eat will cause an insulin release.
So I guess my question is, besides preworkout carbs, is there a reason to try controlling insulin releases?
First off, you need to realize that insulin is not an all-or-nothing thing. A tiny release of insulin in response to chewing gum, or possibly smelling food, is much different than a massive dump that clears all glucose from the bloodstream.
This is not true to say you can not control insulin. You can control insulin. When different things are ingested the insulin responses are absolutely different in amount and timing. we can use this knowledge to our advantage. higher insulin triggers other hormones and = more anabolism and tissue (including fat and muscle) building. Lower insulin also triggers hormones (glucagon) and basically = more catabolism as far as i understand.