- To create calorie deficit, "increasing activity while eating at maintenance" is superior to "eating less while maintain the activity level" because the former won't trigger the starvation response (metabolism slowdown) by hormones & systems (leptin, ghrelin, insulin, peptide YY, SNS, thyroid...)?
Tom Venuto said that:
- Exercise (aerobic and weight training) raises the metabolic rate and creates a caloric deficit without triggering the starvation response (metabolism slowdown).
- Exercise increases the cells sensitivity to insulin so that carbohydrates are burned for energy and stored as glycogen rather then being stored as fat.
- Exercise increases fat-burning enzymes and hormones.
- Will eating at least 100g/day carbs (more if exercising) while creating a small calorie deficit (by either increasing activity or eating less) will prevent the metaboslim slowdown? Or that amount of carbs has to be coupled with raising calories to maintenance?
- What is the time frame for leptin level to drop when the diet start?
- Another question which doesn't belong to fat loss, but I really want to ask...Is there myofibrillar hypertrophy and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy or is it a myth?