Carb Back Loading - John Kiefer

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Carb Back Loading - John Kiefer

Post by robertscott » Thu May 31, 2012 10:08 am

A very long and comprehensive look at carb back loading, obviously.

It was pretty good I thought, although you don't really need to read the book. Chances are, if you think you understand the concept, you do. It really is as simple as fast in the mornings, eat low carb til you train, then carbs in the evening.

A few things I didn't expect were:

-High GI carbs are recommended for your nighttime carb-ups. It's because low GI carbs take too long to process and will interfere with your hGH release when you go to sleep, apparently. It's all pizza and fizzy drinks. Sounds a bit too good to be true*.

-no protein for breakfast. I always assumed that you could have a protein shake in the morning without interfering with your low carb fat loss, but it's a big no-no according to Kiefer. He does recommend protein for breakfast if you are bulking and not too worried about fat loss, which I think is the route I will personally go.

*you can use "clean" foods such as white rice or sweet potatoes, but where's the fun in that?

All in all I thought it was ok. It does a pretty good job of explaining the role on insulin but I don't really feel like I've learned anything new.

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Re: Carb Back Loading - John Kiefer

Post by Nevage » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:44 am

Sounds pretty much what I do except I have low gi carbs during the week and go nuts at the weekend with my refined stuff. I don't think I need any more high GI carbs during the week.

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