This is just an introduction to the next post.
I`d like to write a longer post about intermittent fasting and how it helps in losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time.
I will cover insulin sensitivity, leptin resistance, epinephrine and norepinephrine and the body fat setpoint (Stephan at wholehealthsource has an amazing series on that).
And I will knock down two of the main pillars of the bodybuilding diet for the myths that they really are:
Myth nr 1: Simultaneous muscle growth and fatloss is impossible
I know that in the bodybuilding world, building muscle and losing fat at the same time is considered impossible. It is so only if you follow those traditional bodybuilding diets. Understanding a bit of epigenetics, endocrinology and biochemistry can help you cut some corners, save time and be a lot more effective in achieving the goal of your perfect body.
Myth nr 2: Eating every 2-3 hours is essential for muscle growth
I'd like to explain how muscle catabolism is a big myth and how your post workout shakes may actually be working against you. I will cover HGH release mechanisms, cell renewal processes and autophagy.