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Old 11-06-2015, 04:20 PM   #21
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what are your guys' thoughts on protein intake?

I had best results when I was doing 2g/lb but I was bulking and put on a lot of weight in general with that so I don't know if the protein was completely responsible for that or just the excess calories. ive since dialed it down to 1.3-1.5, staying fairly lean (not fat) but making slower progress. was talking to this guy that does shows and he was saying he eats at least 2g+
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Old 03-25-2017, 02:15 PM   #22
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I know this thread is old but a big part of the diet cycle is understanding glycemic impact. When you eat simple carbs like white bread, potatoes, white rice, candy etc, even in small portions, the sugar goes into your blood stream like a large bolus dose. This causes a spike in insulin levels which quickly works to transport the free sugar from your blood to your glycogen reserves (Which fill up quickly) and the balance gets stored in your fat cells. This insulin spike is followed by a "crash" in blood sugar levels which triggers cravings for more carbs. It's really these cravings that undermine everyone's diet.

If you switch to complex carbs you will avoid the insulin spikes and blood sugar crashes and curb your carb cravings. This is also why the Atkins diet works for most folks because by eliminating most/all carbs you can minimize cravings and you reduce glycogen reserves so you go into fat burning mode very quickly.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:33 PM   #23
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LOL man talk about blast from the past...

i look at that last post of mine and crack up, im mostly vegan now on 0.8-1.0g/lb of protein and do intermittent fasting - feels great
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:59 AM   #24
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This thread is quite old, and I am not sure that what I am gonna say is relevant for you, but maybe for those who are searching info about diets and proteins, it will be helpful. I used to take protein powder, the result was quick and impressive. But, after that, I received a bunch of problems with the digestive system. Still, protein is vital in any diet. So, I would recommend consuming natural sources of proteins, such as meat, eggs, beans. Especially a lot of vegans and vegetarians try to replace meat with protein shakes and chocolate bars. Taking into accounts all the artificial colors and flavors they add, no wonder I have problems after taking that. I wanted to lose weight and joined the gym, there I saw everyone with protein shakes and decided to try. It seemed to me that it is like a dessert replacement and protein all in one. But after I got my problems with my stomach, I googled different diets and healthy eating habits. I found one of the most efficient weight loss program. My new diet helped me to get loose extra lbs, normalize my digestive system, and build muscles.
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