About the episode:

In today’s episode, we wrap up our nutrient timing series with a discussion of a devilish little macro nutrient called fat.

If this is your first episode, I highly recommend going back and listening to the first three episodes, for an overview of the goals of nutrient timing and what the research shows about the timing of protein and carbohydrates (Part 1 and Part 2).

Also, check out our free comprehensive guide to calculating your calories and macro nutrients.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

[01:26] The arguments against eating fats around your workout.
[02:40] What the research seems to suggest about fat.
[04:05] What matters most when it comes to replenishing the muscles carbohydrate source.
[04:58] A study that shows why the addition of fat is unlikely to harm the real goal of recovery and carbohydrate replenishment.
[06:50] What to take away from these fat specific studies.
[07:46] The most important take away from the nutrient timing research.

Resources Mentioned:

Adding fat calories to meals after exercise does not alter glucose tolerance.

Influence of differing macronutrient intakes on muscle glycogen resynthesis after resistance exercise.

Splanchnic and leg substrate exchange after ingestion of a natural mixed meal in humans.

Control of Gastric Emptying

Macronutrients for CrossFit- Everything You Need to Know

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