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Are we more insulin sensitive in the morning, night, or just after fasts in general?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Straightforward question.

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on September 30, 2012
at 11:59 AM

my personal trainer told me that carbs are better avoided in the evening, as we don't really use them (but store them) and night-time GH decreases when you have an insulin spike from carbs... in an case, i kind of cheat and never really followed this advice, as I usually have my largest meal in the evenings, carbs included LoL. I should probably try it for a change and see if I notice a difference! I think the general rule is that we are MORE insulin sensitive after intense exercise, caloric deficit or fasting. Your leangains regime would make you insulin sensitive even during your rest days.

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 30, 2012
at 11:55 AM

my personal trainer told me that carbs are better avoided in the evening, as we don't really use them (but store them) and night-time GH decreases when you have an insulin spike from carbs... in an case, i kind of cheat and never really followed this advice, as I usually have my largest meal in the evenings, carbs included LoL. I should probably try it for a change and see if I notice a difference!

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on September 29, 2012
at 11:37 PM

Many thanks. Good reading. I'm actually doing leangains, trying to decide if I want to add some carbs on rest days and what meal time to do so, as I'm currently zero carb those low cal rest days.

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(2417)

on September 29, 2012
at 11:36 PM

Listened. Actually had Keifer's Backloading ideas in mind when I asked this.

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on September 29, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Listen to the section here about carb backloading: http://robbwolf.com/2012/08/28/carb-backloading-episode-147/

Basically, the deal is that you become more insulin resistant as the day goes on and if you time your workouts and carb refeeds at the end of the day you can take advantage of noninsulin mediated glucose transport to preferentially get fuel into your muscles over your fat cells. I've been doing this for years without knowing what it was, it's just that my schedule worked out that way, and it works really well.

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(2417)

on September 29, 2012
at 11:36 PM

Listened. Actually had Keifer's Backloading ideas in mind when I asked this.

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on September 29, 2012
at 03:53 PM

I think of insulin sensitivity in a broader context than hours. When I was insulin resistant, my blood sugar was 200 and would not go down with fasting on two repeated blood tests. It was a chronic condition that took years to develop. If you want to do a quick and easy test, measure your blood sugar an hour after a meal with carbs, and again just before your next meal. If your blood sugar drops back to normal (80-100), you probably have good insulin sensitivity.

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(2417)

on September 29, 2012
at 11:37 PM

Many thanks. Good reading. I'm actually doing leangains, trying to decide if I want to add some carbs on rest days and what meal time to do so, as I'm currently zero carb those low cal rest days.

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 30, 2012
at 11:59 AM

my personal trainer told me that carbs are better avoided in the evening, as we don't really use them (but store them) and night-time GH decreases when you have an insulin spike from carbs... in an case, i kind of cheat and never really followed this advice, as I usually have my largest meal in the evenings, carbs included LoL. I should probably try it for a change and see if I notice a difference! I think the general rule is that we are MORE insulin sensitive after intense exercise, caloric deficit or fasting. Your leangains regime would make you insulin sensitive even during your rest days.

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 30, 2012
at 11:55 AM

my personal trainer told me that carbs are better avoided in the evening, as we don't really use them (but store them) and night-time GH decreases when you have an insulin spike from carbs... in an case, i kind of cheat and never really followed this advice, as I usually have my largest meal in the evenings, carbs included LoL. I should probably try it for a change and see if I notice a difference!

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