Glycemic Index Woes

The glycemic index has been a popular tool for years.  Yet a fair amount of research has revealed significant holes in it's utility.  Can the GI be trusted to aid in actually controlling your blood sugar?  I won't cover how this effects body composition because you know my stance on this subject. (TL;DR carbs are no more fattening than fats or protein) I shall cover 2 main issues with the GI. How do foods with varying GI’s affect the glycemic response? How accurate is the GI?   GI and Glucose Stuff I came over a new study that examined the glycemic response to fast and slow digesting carbohydrates.  A fast digesting carbohydrate, according to the GI will result in a large glycemic response.  A slow digesting carbohydrate, according to the…
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My First Powerlifting Meet

Perhaps some of my readers have above average strength, and you want to showcase your talents in competition?  Well powerlifting is where you'd probably be best off doing this, unless you lift crazy heavy, odd shaped objects (which would make strongman you sport of choice)  I'll discuss my first meet, as well as the little things that can provide you with somewhat of an edge if you decide to compete at some point. I got to the meet way too early because of a registering mess up on my part.  Live an learn.  It's probably a good idea to still get there a little early, so you can load up on carbs and get your weight up a bit before the action begins.  I didn't eat too much, but I…
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