simple: if im aiming for 200g of pro and use 20g of bcaa's does it mean i can eat 180g of whole food and still meet my macro goals?
Technically it probably should, but i dont count them.
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hmmmmm question answered....
Like mentioned, should count, I never have though.
You gotta ask yourself WHY you are counting protein....
More than likely it is to make sure you're getting enough protein to anabolism and minimum catabolism...
since BCAA's are the nail on the head in this subject...it's safe to count them, but like Kenvinhy....I personally dont, but when cutting I only take it 10g/day of BCAA & 10g Glutamne split into the day...so the incremental amount per meal is kinda low (2g/2g/meal)
I've never counted them
Yes they should be counted.
Interestingly, BCAAs have more calories per gram than almost any other amino acid (~6 kcals)
Thid is a topic Ive never gotten a straight answer on. But so far this one has been the most informative and to-the-point. I never counted them but figured I should be.
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I don't count them and last I checked Layne doesn't either. If you're stressing over 100 kcals of aminos that are spiking MPS you're not focused on the big picture.
i know the reference, just wondering since layne doesnt count them means nobody should?
also don't they have less calories x gr than whole protein?
Of course this is just to chat about it because personally I like to keep things simple, I count macros only, meaning
I don't count the protein traces in my fats, as well as I don't count fat traces in my protein sources, etc..
it makes easier to count and keep tracks of things and most important easier to adjust things in the diet if something's wrong.