clackers wrote:Ah, I think you've just outed yourself as a believer in Fat Adaptation ... some variant of low carb, high fat or ketogenic diets.
This has been specifically dismissed by the associaton of Australian sports dieticians, amongst others:
http://www.sportsdietitians.com.au/reso ... rmance.pdf
Hi clackers, the Fact Sheet that you quote has nothing to do with Fasted Training if you read it again you will notice that the Active Subjects are eating a high fat diet.
Therefore, the negative results were a foregone conclusion because you cannot â€œEATâ€your way, to the adaption of burning body fat for fuel.
Consider the following:
Eating is a fundamentally Anabolic Process; people who eat excessively get bigger and body fat accumulates.
In exact contrastâ€¦
Fasting is a Catabolic Process; if a person goes without food, then within about 3 days virtually all of their bodily functions will be fuelled by body fat. As you can see getting body fat to supply a personâ€™s â€œBasicâ€ energy requirements is in fact very easy and completely natural. The challenge for athletes who desire these attributes is to train their bodies to delivery this energy both sooner & at higher rates of demand; while preserving the integrity of their drive muscles.
What I have just pointed out is blatantly obvious! Why it is that the Australian Sports Dieticians and many others endorse studies that cannot succeed and call it proof that fat is useless as a performance aid; is a very interesting subject. But in any event you & many others have been steered towards an unsupported conclusion.
In closing, I think itâ€™s is a real tragedy that this forum is so polarised that a single aspect of my Training Routine; Fasted Training is met with such a high degree of ridicule. There is no doubt that the Mainstream Methodology of Training has its merits but there are also alternative methods that can reap great benefits. Clearly, inquisitive discussions on any such views are generally unwelcome
Anyway, kind regards to all... Dizz