Thanks War! Haha, those sticks remind me of a bunch of little kids running in circles with sugar highs.
sdunlimited, I will try to answer your questions the best I can bud. If you need me to expand on some throw em back in here or just PM me.
-It did, yes. But my understanding is that much of the research involving the finite window was under fasting circumstances or with athletes nearing or completely glycogen depleted. This reduction is glycogen signals all sorts of changes in different pathways including the recently popular one, mTOR. In this weaker state, the effects of not taking something post work out would certainly be more detrimental. Furthermore, quite of bit of the studies supporting the post workout protocols and maximizing on an anabolic window are of course funded by the supplement companies. Not saying there is anything wrong with this, studies are expensive. I am however saying I feel as though the studies with sponsors who stand something less to gain carry a little more weight in my mind. There are so many variables an intelligent scientist can manipulate, for example the glycogen depletion or utilizing over-trained athletes.
-Well, technically I have to administer my own insulin as I don't create any myself. But to clarify, I can tell a difference in how quickly a certain carb raises my blood sugar in the classical glycemic index sense. This being, refined sugar will spike it more quickly than say, a banana. But as far as all these pricey, extremely quick digesting carbs working more efficiently than basic refined sugar or dextrose? I haven't seen a marked difference. Certainly not for the price.
-Certainly nutrient assimilation will vary based on a huge amount of variable such as the ratio of fats, carbs and protein, the amount eaten, the amount of fiber and so on. These factors will actually determine the rate of gastric emptying quite a bit. Gastric emptying being when the food actually leaves your stomach. As far as when it exits the body, that's a whole different thing. Hell, eat too many spicy wings and you can shorten that trip quite a bit. Here is one great thing I will certainly acknowledge, whey leave the stomach very quickly. There is no debate about that, just whether or not it is often that necessary as theoretically there will still be some flow of amino acids from a prior meal. I certainly see the value in getting a quick boost of amino concentration in the morning with some whey as you were in a truly fasted state overnight.
-I'm not too familiar with this, bud. I know that when the body is in a fasted state it releases plenty of different hormones than it would if one is processing food. How this affects anabolic hormones directly, I am not sure.
I agree with you about the egg thing. It's just a different perspective and in my mind it just makes more sense. In my head, eggs make sense. Animals live off others' eggs. Having to drink a powder immediately after a lift even though my diet is nearly perfect and I eat every few hours doesn't really fit right in my head though I do understand shakes can help us all hit those macros. Myself included.
And as for the eggs, some interesting new studies out there. Huge epidemiological studies followed people who ate over two eggs a day for years and their cholesterol was fine so now they say some people are just hyper responders to dietary cholesterol. They are also saying that even though they have LDL, the lipoproteins are large relative to other LDLs, so it is not as much a concern. Next there will be four types of lipoproteins instead of two. It never ends...