Dr. Brugos responds
R: Well Matías A., It seems that it is only whole milk and the values are correct. As I recommend in the book, for those who want to lose weight, no more than one glass a day if used with protein shakes and distributed between 3 or 4 shots, because of the amount of lactose it has, almost equivalent to sugar sweetened beverages.
P: In your IsoDIET book, you have a section that highlights the most important minerals, but does not address magnesium. In recent years there are many benefits that are attributed to this mineral, especially in its role in the synthesis of proteins and other important related processes. I would like your opinion on the benefits or not, of its use in the ISODIETA. With the usual esteem.
R:Welcome Elida M., indeed the benefits of magnesium are very important. I do not make special mention to him because in the book I recommend one or two tablets of a multivitamin and multimineral a day. The best usually contain between 100 and 150 mg of magnesium, with the two tablets would be between 200 and 300 mg a day that would be enough for the average person.
Generically, magnesium deficiency is manifested by propensity to suffer cramps and muscle aches and, in these cases, you can take additional supplements that generally have about 500 mg.
P: Dear Dr. Jaime Brugos I have read the chapter “CONCENTRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS”, I understood the point, but I have a concern about the training system that poses the crossfit modality, would you give me your opinion of practicing this type of activity 3 times a week and follow the Isodieta ?. Thank you.
R: I recommend Fernando I., that you start intensely with the Concentrated Energy Systems, without mixing them with crossfit because they would make you lose the “concentration” and interrupt the period of “rest between workouts” and, therefore, the muscular development. In terms of results, there is no comparison because by training very intensely each muscle group only once a week, we are giving you the necessary relaxation time for the muscles to be strengthened and developed.
P: Hi, I want to present my case. Since April 9, 2016 with the ISODIETA my weight was 90/400 kilos, because of problems with a knee prosthesis that was changed 4 times my mobility was scarce almost none, but I read three or four times the book and I put a goal. Today I have 70 kilos and the truth is that I am very happy but I would like to go down to 60 but I do not know what happens I do the same and it took a time that 70 did not go down. I move much more despite the fact that my leg is not right, by the way I had cholesterol and the last analysis is perfect. Can someone help me out of the 70s? Thanks in advance.
R: Welcome Carmen P. It is very likely that you will have to readjust your nutritional plan after having achieved such an impressive success and also without having optimal mobility. It is very possible that you have to review some chapters as if you were starting from scratch, although we do not know how long it took you to lose those 20 kilos or how long you have stagnated in 70 kilos. You will tell us.
P: Hello! In the book it is said that it is not necessary to eat glucides, however in the part of the exercises it makes reference several times to the muscular and hepatic glycogen.
I have seen that there are metabolic routes to form glucose through proteins and fats and then glycogen through that glucose but my question is
Can hepatic and muscular glycogen be recharged through fatty acids or proteins?
R: Actually Óscar I., the liver recharges the muscle glycogen deposits and produces its own glycogen starting from the blood glucose. But this is never exhausted because it is a “constant” of our body (such as temperature) and is always regulated by the pancreas that secretes insulin when glucose rises and glucagon when glucose falls.
The blood glucose level stays stable regardless of whether we eat carbohydrates or do not eat them, regardless of whether we eat absolutely nothing for days. Everyone knows that their glucose level is stable when they do a blood test after an absolute fast of 12 hours.
As an example it is enough to remember that, despite the many nonsense that has been said, our hepatic and muscular glycogen deposits are fully recharged when we get up in the morning after a restful 7 or 8 hours and that is why we have full energy to train in fasting and perform to the fullest. Although, as we have already explained, it is not good to train fasting for cell regeneration.