BODi 14-Day Free Trail
Shop  -  Blog  -  Index  -  About  -  Contact  -  Home

Limiting Refined Sugar After Workouts

by Phil Campbell - Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time Crunched Adults

Limiting refined sugar for two hours after training maximizes the benefits of
exercise-induced growth hormone. Why

The answer to this question will be different for every individual. Here’s why.

First, we know that refined sugar in the diet makes the body increase extra insulin to combat the additional sugar in the blood. This increase in insulin causes an increase of another hormone called somatostatin. And somatostatin shuts down exercise-induced growth hormone released by high-intensity training.

"Somatostatin (SRIF) was discovered in 1973, in Roger Guillemin's laboratory as a Growth Hormone (GH) inhibiting neurohormone," (Somatostatin: a ubiquitous peptide, 1998, Epelbaum).

Researchers report that elevated insulin levels increase somatostain and this blunts the release of growth hormone. "In conclusion, our data indicate that in the obese, as in normal subjects, the GH response to GHRH is a function of insulin levels," (Elevated insulin levels contribute to the reduced growth hormone (GH) response to GH-releasing hormone in obese subjects, 1999, Lanzi).

In another study, researchers report similar findings, "insulin exerts a negative effect on GH release," (Evidence for an inhibitory effect of physiological levels of insulin on the growth hormone (GH) response to GH-releasing hormone in healthy subjects, 1997, Lanzi).

In other words, if someone does the high-intensity Sprint 8 Workout and increases their body’s natural supply of anti-aging, (and anti-MIDDLE-aging, weight reducing, muscle toning, bone density improving) exercise-induced growth hormone, and immediately after the workout, eats a candy bar full of refined sugar, this will defeat the purpose of high-intensity training.

Weight Loss Strategy

An important fitness strategy is to keep the body’s natural increase of growth hormone working for two hours synergistically targeting bodyfat after training. And this training benefit will be lost, if somatostatin shuts down HGH growth hormone.

How many carbohydrates can I eat and not increase somatostatin after training? This becomes the key question. And the answer has several factors involved current fitness level, age, and the most critical much body fat? Why?

Syndrome X is what medical researchers call the impact of "insulin resistance" (this is everyones worst fitness nightmare). The more someone is overweight, the more resistant to insulin the body becomes.

Syndrome X makes the body over react to dietary sugar and carbohydrates — even some high-quality, natural carbohydrates like fruit. When someone really overweight says, "everything I eat turns to fat," they are telling the truth — and they are describing the impact of Syndrome X.

What this research means to you

It means that if you’re trying to lose bodyfat, you may not want to risk somatostatin release by limiting your sugar intake after an anaerobic, growth hormone releasing workout.

The take home

It means that if you’re trying to lose bodyfat, you may not want to risk somatostatin release, so limit your sugar intake after an anaerobic, growth hormone releasing workout.

Being overweight with excessive bodyfat, to a degree, makes the body a fat-producing machine. Adding muscle and losing bodyfat through high-intensity exercise will turn your body into a fat-burning machine.

Have a great day!

Phil Campbell, M.S., M.A., FACHE
Author Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness



National Institutes of Health research cited in newsletter,
Research Summary
Research summary
Research Summary
Research Summary
Research Summary
Research Summary
Research Summary
Research summary
Research Summary
Research Summary
Research Summary
Research Summary

NOTE: The purpose of this article is to expand thinking about fitness as an informational source for readers, and is not medical advice. Before attempting the Synergy Fitness program, the Sprint 8 Workout, or any high-intensity exercise program, consult your physician. This is not just a liability warning; it's wise to have a baseline medical exam before beginning a fitness program. Make your physician a partner in your fitness improvement plan.

Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness Click here to learn the science behind Phil Campbell's training plan
Target body fat
Increase your energy
Slow the aging process
Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time Crunched Adults

For less than a half hour session with a personal trainer, you'll get
368-pages of power-packed information with 300 photo-illustrations
for Just $19.95

Personal Endorsement

Phil Campbell contacted me personally and asked if I would be interested in following his training plan. After being a competitive runner for over 36 years, I thought that there was little more that I could learn. I was totally wrong! Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time Crunched Adults has revolutionized my training and I can't thank Phil enough. I have lost body fat, gained energy and strength and I am running better than I have in years. Phil's book shows you how to incorporate his training methods into your bicycling, swimming, running or other cardiovascular workout as well as maximize the benefit that you get from your strength workout. You owe it to yourself to order this book and start achieving all of the goals that you have always wanted to, but never been able to.

The goal of Team Beachbody is to provide you with solutions to reach your health and fitness goals. Click here to learn more about Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter.

back to top
Annual Beachbody On Demand Membership
With BODi 30-Day Free Trial - Just $99.00!
Beachbody On Demand Annual Membership with BODi Free Trial
Beachbody On Demand
and Shakeology Bundle
Save $263.90

Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Bundle
Beachbody On Demand Performance Bundle
Save $243.90

Beachbody On Demand Performance Bundle
MYX II Bike Sale
Save $350 with code BEACHBODYMYX
MYX II Bike Sale
Become a Team Beachbody Coach and Save 25%
on All Orders

Learn About This Rewarding Business Opportunity
Team Beachbody Business Opportunity
Free Sample Workouts
ree Sample Workout
Let's Get Up
Free Sample Workout
9 Week Control Freak
Free Sample Workout
30 Day Breakaway
Free Sample Workout
Barre Blend
Free Sample Workout
Free Sample Workout
6 Weeks of The WORK
Free Sample Workout
Free Sample Workout
Transform :20
Free Sample Workout
Shift Shop
Free Sample Workout
Mes de Mas
Free Sample Workout
Free Online Coaching
Polar Performance Store
Beachbody 25% Off Club
Streaming Live Workouts
Free Sample Workouts
Total Solution Bundles
Get the Best Deal
Try Shakeology Risk Free
Lose Weight
Get Fitter
Start Your Own Home Fitness Business
Team Howtobefit on Facebook Team Howtobefit on Twitter Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter on Instagram Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter's Blog
Coach Rich Dafter
CEO and Head Coach
Rich Dafter

Disclaimer: Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach's income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings (below) for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our Coaches.

© 2020  -  About   -  Contact  -  Join My Team  -  Coach Earnings Statement  -  Site Map  -  Shop -  Home