I have noticed as I have gotten leaner, how much more pronounced the effects of nutrient timing seem to be. (mainly carbs)
This goes against many studies that show timing not be be a large factor. Yet, you see most top level bodybuilders speak as to its effectiveness. You have to wonder that most studies are not done on people in any state of training or at lower bodyfat levels.
So in interest of seeing how much "bunk" there is to it, I am thinking of constructing an experiment with group of 1 ....ME!
Using a blood glucose monitor, I am thinking of deriving an experiment.
I am interested to test a few theories.
-Taking in carbs first thing AM is most efficient as your bodies insulin sensitivity is better
-Taking in carbs post workout is effective as your bodies insulin sensitivity is greater.
-I am also interested in testing GDA's. I have Slin-Sane and Glycobol which I will test.
I played around with my Mother-in-laws meter while she was visiting. I am going to pick one up and devise a protocol to test several of the ideas again. I will construct the experiment to eliminate as many variables as possible. Eg eating same meals, at different times and seeing the response. Or eating the same meal at same time of day, one after a workout and one without working out...etc.
I am hoping to learn a little more about my body.
Anyway...just throwing this out there and seeing what you guys think. Anyone know of anyone who has ever done this? (or am I the only idiot with too much time on their hands )