And I, so, if we were to just Riff on this, just a little bit further, if somebody, I'll use myself as an example, since I can only, Speculate? What other people's current nutrition. Protocols are. But if somebody is eating in a particular way and they want to try this kind of periodization of nutrition. Could one, say okay for a few weeks. I'm going to do more high, intensity, interval training and weight training and I'm going to eat a bit more carbohydrate because I'm depleting more glycogen. Then if I switch to a phase of my training where I'm doing some longer runs, maybe I'm not. Maybe I'm training, less. Maybe I'm just working at my desk a little bit more, then I might switch to a lower carbohydrate. Do I have that, right? And then, if I'm going to enter a competition of some sort, certainly, not UFC, or MMA of any kind of be clear, not because it isn't a wonderful sport, but because it's that wouldn't be good for my other profession. But if I were going to do that, then I would think about stacking carbohydrates ketones and and fats, is that do I have that moment
of thing? I think. Yeah. You just said eloquently the end of the day. You're consciously understanding. What the The exposure to physical exertion is and you're flexing your day accordingly. And I think it's need-based
And I for one of relatives, you know, you can call it whatever fancy terminology there is out there. But yes, it's needs-based eating but you're very conscious and cognizant of what is my current exercise status, you know, if I'm, you know, if I'm taking some time off then, you know, don't gorge on the carbohydrates. We probably need to be cut. It's going to be lower intensity work or even just habitual day to day walking around doing your Sir, is, you know, that that doesn't require massive amounts of glycogen storage and and carbohydrate be feeling so you can potentially go more ketogenic in nature and, you know, oxidizing lipids for that fuel. If you are in a high period of high intensity training, then you have to consciously flex your diet to support. That that's not normal. You've made a change of elevated, the demand. So the fueling requirements for the regenerative not only fueling, the exercise with the regenerative. The requirements of your body. After that type of work is going to be really important as well. So yes, take on more carbohydrates. So I think it's consciously interpreting the nature of your diet against what where you are at any moment in time like
that that you know, I think the listeners are my podcast generally are experimenters, right? They are scientists of themselves, which which makes me happy obviously. And and and I like to think that they're paying attention to the changes they're making and how they're affecting themselves and they seem more Been to trying things but I they can do it safely, you know, and and seeing what works for them and I'm certainly going to try some of The Change-Up. I also am really a creature of habit, and I think the talking to you today. I realize I'm probably doing a number of things truly wrong in my training but also that I don't tend to vary my nutrition with my training quite as much as I should. I'm just locked into a protocol.
Need-Based Eating: Vary Carb Intake Based on Exercise Exertion
Dr. Duncan French: How to Exercise for Strength Gains & Hormone Optimization | Episode 45