- 06-28-2007, 12:43 PM
I see that a lot of people here are eating protein amouts that a pretty high....40-50%....and low on carbs....30-40%. I always thought that if too big of a percent of you calories were protein, your body would learn to use protein as an energy source rather than building mass. I know for a cutter you should up protein and cut carbs. Say for a lean bulk, What ratios would you use? Should protein be cycled to avoid putting your body into a protein wasting state, due to too much excess protein?
- 06-29-2007, 12:40 PM
06-29-2007, 01:08 PM
Short answer: No - protein doesn't need to be cycled. You should keep a minimum of 1g per lb of bodyweight in your diet, IMHO, whether bulking or cutting.
I'm running out the door right now, but here are a couple articles you might find interesting to read in the meantime.
Dieting by Percentages, Part 1
Dieting by Percentages, Part 2
06-29-2007, 11:18 PM
Thanks for those articles. Question: It suggest all that is needed is one gram per pound. Again, people have up to 50% protein here with likely 3-4k+ calorie diets. That 2grams per pound plus. Where does the extra protein go? If you have too much, isn't that just wasted cals?
07-01-2007, 05:04 AM
Your body will use protein if it's the only available source for an extended period of time and after all other sources have been expunged and exhausted.
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