About how long does it take after a fatty meal sans carbs for ingested, circulating fatty acids to be cleared while sedentary?
I'm wondering how much window to allow for the above to occur so that my evening carb up meal has the most chance to be fully optimized and the resulting insulin spike has the least opportunity to store existing free fatty acid concentrations in the blood as bodyfat.
asked byanimaleater (2432)
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on March 07, 2013
at 01:44 PM
Depends on your metabolism and activity level and how much you eat and what you eat.
If you give the fatty acids a place to go, such as muscles due to increased exertion, then they'll clear your blood faster. If you have a slow metabolism then they'll stay in your blood for longer. If you eat more then it will take longer to digest and subsequently for all the fats from your meal to get put to use.
on February 21, 2013
at 01:07 PM
You don't need insulin to store body fat. Fat can make you fat.
on July 16, 2018
at 09:20 AM
Normally in a healthy and active individual, the fat is cleared from blood within a period of 48 hours. But the time period can vary depending on the individual's metabolism, the amount of physical activity and eating habits. The person with high metabolic rate and more physical activity will clear the fats from blood at faster rate than one with slower metabolic rate and less physical activity. Also, meals rich in fat content will cause fats in the blood to stay for longer time than with meals low in fat content.