Originally Posted by lewdog
Ummm no, different insulin responses for those completely. And insulin IS an important component of building muscle and carbs should never completely be taken out of a serious lifters diet. Limiting them is the key (for decreased bodyfat) along with proper choices for carbs that don't have as high of an insulin response. Carb timing pre/post workout is best, and I feel they then can be avoided at all others times of the day if you choose but completely depleting glycogen stores for weeks on end for anyone who is remotely serious about lifting is just retarded.
My only carb sources to Oats, rice & potatoes. Sometimes I'll make my own pizza with 'wheat' dough, doesn't really matter since I load it up with lean ground beef and eat the whole thing. I've never met (nor seen) anyone with a respectable level or strength or physique that built it low carb or paleo. Like you said, Insulin is one of the bodys most anabolic hormones and to avoid it completely is retarded.