Dr. Sam Robbins Intermittent Fasting, Weight Gain & Sumo Wrestlers Reply Video

Dr. Sam Robbins Intermittent Fasting, Weight Gain & Sumo Wrestlers Reply Video

July 31, 2019 19 By William Morgan


One of my viewers Little Voice asked me
to make a comment on a video by Sam
Robbins
called sumo wrestlers gaining weight and
intermittent fasting so I thought I’d do
this comment to clear up some of the
confusion and misunderstandings that
resulted from that video coming right up
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Sam apparently got the question how can
sumo wrestlers gain so much weight when
they are doing intermittent fasting so
Dr. Sam did a video trying to explain
that and he said number one they skip
breakfast which slows their metabolism
and this does not happen if you are fat
adapted it does happen if you are
insulin insulin resistant and
carbohydrate dependent because if your
insulin resistant then your body is fat
storing so you have lots of fat stores
but you can’t access the fat store
because the insulin keeps it locked away
so now if you skip meals your body
perceives that as starvation because
it’s starvation in the midst of plenty
insulin resistance is the early stages
of diabetes and diabetes is the
full-blown starvation in the midst of
plenty they have hundreds of thousands
of calories of fat stored on their body
they can’t get to it because insulin
locks it away so if you’re not insulin
resistant then skipping breakfast is not
going to slow your metabolism as long as
you’re not completely emaciated if you
have at least a few pounds of fat on
your body that’s not a problem number
two exercise in a fasting state
increases cortisol and stress hormones
which leads to fat conservation
so this is to almost the same answer as
the first one because this happens the
cortisol comes from you starving when
your carbohydrate dependent so if you
are fat adapted that does not happen
unless you’re also at the same time if
the exercise that you’re doing is an
aerobic meaning that it is at such a
high intensity that you cannot keep up
with oxygen delivery because now in the
presence of oxygen if you can’t keep up
with oxygen delivery you can burn fat if
you can’t keep up with oxygen delivery
you can’t burn fat you need
carbohydrates and if you don’t have
carbohydrates and you can’t get to the
fat fast enough now you need sugar and
your body produces more cortisol so it
has to do both of those circumstances it
has to be high intensity and you have to
be not accessing the fats number three
they eat too large meals eight hours
apart no argument that’s what they do
number four they sleep after each meal
again no argument except why do they
sleep well if you eat large amounts of
foods especially carbohydrate and your
insulin resistance now one of the backup
mechanisms for the body to deal with all
that blood sugar is to convert it into
triglycerides that’s why sugar drives up
triglycerides so a lot of the fat lipid
profiles that people if they’re out of
balance and people are told oh you eat
too much fat that’s not true they’re
eating too much sugar because that’s
what turns into the triglycerides and
that conversion from sugar to
triglycerides is very very energy
expensive your body uses up lots of
energy to do that so you get really
really sleepy and with the amount of
food that these guys consume there is no
mystery
that they have to sleep after each meal
five they eat high carb low fat no
argument there
that’s what’s gonna pack on the fat six
they drink lots of beer that’s gonna
pack up pack on the fat seven they eat
with friends which has proven to
increase food consumption by forty four
percent so while that has been observed
we also have to ask what is it that
makes people eat too much so think about
that Thanksgiving meal you had the
turkey you had the really fatty gravy
you had some accessories and you are so
full you’re saying I can never eat
another bite and then they bring out the
sweet pecan pie and now all of a sudden
you can make some more room because it’s
sweet it’s the sugar it’s the
carbohydrates that bypasses your normal
regulatory processes your body says
you’re full and you won’t eat again if
there’s only real food available but if
sugar is being offered you can always
make another effort so it’s the sugar
it’s the carbs that trick your body into
eating too much so if you only eat real
food whether you eat with friends or not
if there is no carbohydrate or sugar
available if there’s meat and fish and
vegetables and fat available you’re not
going to overeat so then he said this is
why they gained weight
then he went on to admit that yes they
do eat a lot of food we’re talking 8,000
to 20,000 calories so if we just take
the mid portion of that range not the
least not the worst then we’ll end up
some around 15,000 calories and he also
said that they eat almost all carbs
virtually no fat and some protein so
that means they probably at least 70% of
the calories from carbohydrates which
would put them at an absolutely
astronomical
2,500 or more grams of carbohydrates per
day and he said that they also go and
scout these people based on who is gonna
get fat who has the big thick structure
already so these are the real reasons
that they get fat not so much that they
skip breakfast or they exercise or that
they eat too large meals that has
virtually nothing to do with it and this
is the healthy lifestyle this is just
insanity no matter what you eat to eat
20,000 calories to be so insulin
resistant you have to sleep to eat high
carb low fat to drink lots of beer
so we have to look at at the whole
picture we can’t just say oh well these
people do this so that’s why they get
fat you can’t look at someone who wears
the blue hat and is mean to dogs and say
oh if I wear a blue hat I’m gonna be
mean to dogs doesn’t work like that you
have to look at the big picture you have
to look at what is it that they’re doing
so poorly so crazy that it throws off
everything else so based on this he drew
some conclusions and he said that
because they do this and get fat it’s
better to eat several small meals rather
than two large meals and again has
nothing to do with it what has to do
with it is how much carbohydrate are you
eating and how much total food are you
eating are you insulin resistant as a
result then he says they do eat too much
carbohydrates amen he suggests that you
eat somewhere around a third of your
calories from each fat protein and
carbohydrate and that’s certainly better
than the official guidelines because
they recommend 60 to 70 percent from
carbohydrate and low-fat however this
might work a third from each if you’re
already healthy if you’re not insulin
resistant if you have a normal body
weight if you stay physically active
if you eat whole food I think you might
get away with that but if you have some
health compromised if your insulin
resistant if your if you don’t exercise
every single day then this is gonna make
you insulin resistant or keep you
instantly resistant then he says
calories matter total calories matter
and that’s not really true it is the
carb calories that matter because you
couldn’t really eat whole food without
carbs you can’t eat enough meat and
vegetables and fats if you turn it into
a contest I suppose you could stuff down
a lot of calories but you couldn’t keep
it up because your body would just
eventually say hey you know I’ve had it
I don’t want more food it’s the
carbohydrates that creates the storage
that makes you able to keep eating that
amount of food then he concluded that
fasting exercise leads to cortisol and
that really is consequence is reduced
muscle and increased fat and it is true
that cortisol causes that but like we
said above it really only happens if you
do high-intensity exercise or if you’re
not fat adapted if you do aerobic
exercise meaning you keep it at a
intensity low enough that you’re not
huffing and puffing now that exercise
that fasting exercise does not result in
a lot of cortisol there’s going to be a
smidgen with every amount of exercise
but it’s not going to trigger a lot of
cortisol and now you get fat burning
it’s one of the best ways to burn fat is
low intensity exercise while you are fat
adapted he says to keep the workout
short and intense and totally agree with
that then he says to do it 45 to 60
minutes
that’s not short if you do high
tensity exercise like and check out this
video right here on high intensity
training you want to do a warm-up and
then the intense portion of that should
be no more than five to ten minutes
because that gives you all of the
hormonal benefits it gives you all of
the good hormones like human growth
hormone and BDNF brain-derived
neurotrophic factor and it does give you
a lot of cortisol on high intensity but
it’s of such short duration it doesn’t
have much of a long-term impact the
cortisol half-life is very very fast
whereas the growth hormone half-life is
very extended so that level stays up 24
48 72 hours even and he says sleep is
important no argument there so we can’t
just look at what someone is doing and
saying oh because they do that it’s it’s
gonna cause this if they do something
that’s absolutely insane that’s going to
override anything else that they do so
yes intermittent fasting is not going to
work if you eat 20,000 calories but it’s
not going to make it worse either
however intermittent fasting will work
wonders if you are fat adapted and you
keep your carbs low because now the
intermittent fasting helps further
reduce your insulin resistance that’s
what it’s really all about you start off
with low carb maybe even keto to reduce
insulin resistance and then you add
intermittent fasting to it because any
period of time that you don’t eat helps
your body get less insulin in the system
so it has nothing to do with
intermittent fasting their weight gain
it has everything to do with the carbs
and the insulin resistance that they
have so if you’re doing intermittent
fasting do yourself a favor and do it
with a low carb or even keto diet
because if your body is carb dependen
then you’re not going to be able to
sustain these long fasts very well
you’ll be starving you’ll be hungry
you’ll be cranky because your body says
give me some blood sugar because you’re
not fat adapt it you can’t access those
fat stores very well
your body will we’ll get to them
eventually if you fast long enough but
you make it so much easier on yourself
if you get your body fat adapted because
then you’re more balanced and level to
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