So, I'm new here and have a concern I'm hoping I can get some help with. (I've done a search but didn't find quite what I"m looking for)
Insulin spikes, I've just spent the past hour reading hundreds of different opinions, some educated, some not. I'm wondering about post workout. I know the topic has been beaten to death, but it seems like low GI PWO drinks are just as good as high GI.
The reason I'm concerned is that I haven't always been in particularly good shape (in fact, a few years ago I was in very bad shape), my mother has type 2 diabetes, and my father is frighteningly overweight.
I'm 22, 5'11, 182lbs, roughly 16% BF, which I want to lower. A few years ago I was 220lbs and probably 30% BF. If it's at all relevant, my body building friend figures I'm an endomorph. From what I've read, I'm inclined to agree.
So I'm wondering what's best PWO for me? I generally don't eat high GI foods, other than the occasional chocolate by virtue of my GF working in a chocolate shop.
That same body building friend suggested waxy maize for PWO carbs, because it's sugar free, and apparently insulin isn't necessary immediately PWO. But some people say it spikes insulin just the same.
Can anyone please help me get some clarity here so I'm neither short circuiting my workouts, nor putting myself at risk?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.