Endocrine Response to Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins (Part II) || Fahad Ahmad

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Endocrine Response to Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins (Part II) || Fahad Ahmad


In this extremely science-heavy podcast, we delve deep into the science of how various macronutrients impact energy intake and view some concepts critically using a 2016 review paper.

Fahad Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys delving into the science of food and nutrition. He practices Ashtanga Yoga, Weight Training, Crossfit, Calisthenics, and Plyometric type of training and has been part of the fitness and nutrition world for more than 15 years. He leads the "Modern Renaissance" lifestyle of tapping into multiple knowledge bases to solve a problem.

1:30 - Ketogeek updates, Energy Pods update, and information
3:30 - Energy Pods new flavor update and enhanced shelf stability
6:15 - Series introduction
10:10 - Macronutrients, energy intake, and nutrition science
14:30 - Nutrition Science's journey from metabolic to endocrine to neural response to macronutrients
19:29 - Metabolic response to carbohydrates and the glucostatic theory of food intake
21:10 - Problems with the initial glucostatic theory of intake
24:50 - The shift from glucose balance to glycogenolysis
27:00 - Do short-term glucose dips suggest increased food intake?
29:30 - Do low glycemic food reliably reduce energy intake?
32:23 - Metabolic response to protein
37:08 - The case for and the problem with 'protein leveraging hypothesis'
40:57 - The case for and the problem with 'protein ceiling effect'
41:58 - Does protein concentration in food matter?
42:40 - Is the thermogenic effect of protein that substantial when it comes to energy intake?
46:50 - Metabolic response to fat and the lipostatic theory of food intake
48:47 - The focus on leptin and the evidence for and against its impact on energy intake
52:04 - The case for and against the short term impact of leptin on energy intake
54:05 - The potential role of fat oxidation in reduction of energy intake
57:15 - The influence of fat on stomach volume
1:01:05 - Our lessons and conclusions from the study
1:08:50 - Final plugs
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