Is there any rule of thumb for when p/c/f should be consumed throughout the day?

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  1. P7

    P7 You have something on your tongue, let me get that

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    I know how much I should be getting but are there any guidelines to follow as to when you eat it? All I've ever heard is not to eat alot of carb before sleep.
     
  2. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    I'm kind of interestd in this, right now I keep my carbs and fat moderate/low and protein high, and try to eat my carbs in the morning. I'd love more specific info, but everytime I go looking I find some mixed opinions or someone trying to sell me something.
     
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    bigdamray New Member

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    This is just my opinion but I think you should intake most of your carbs during and post workout.
     
  4. scent of a wookie

    scent of a wookie OT Supporter

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    not just your opinion :cool:
     
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    Vito_Corleone New Member

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    Other than tapering my carbs throughout the day, I don't eat anything at specific times.
     
  6. chickenfcker

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    i eat more protein+fat meals before my workout (but i have a carb+protein meal before my workout), then i eat carbs+protein for the rest of the day
     
  7. Genghis.Tron

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    There isn't a definite answer to that question. I think the best thing to do is to began with a 40/30/30 ratio and then judge by how you feel and by how much progress are you making.
    I think you just have to make sure you get plenty of protein (at least 1-1.5 per lb of bodyweight), and to play around with the amount of carb/fat you take. If you don't do well on carb, just get more fat. Taking the bus is good to assess this IMO : I found out that whenever I get over 250g of carbs a day, I feel my stomach moving as if I were fat when the bus ran into a whole (sorry if it's not clear, that's hard to tell this when English isn't your first language!) so that meant that I was a bit too bloated.

    I think there are two times our carb sensitiveness is best : during/after a workout and after a low-carb diet, during those times, there's a greater amount of carb that goes into the muscles. That means that there's a greater glycogen replenishement (or whatever it's called) and I would think it's also a great time for muscle to grow. The amount of glycogen in the muscles can be a lot greater after a low-carb diet (because there's much less glycogen in the muscles) and there's a supramaximal glycogen level after that. I think this is called carb loading and it's useful before a competition.

    The best thing you can do is try out some isocaloric diets with different macro breakdown.
     
  8. crucialkc

    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    did you read the first post?

    "TIMES" NOT "RATIOS"
     
  9. Genghis.Tron

    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    Well, I guess I didn't really read it.
    The second part of my post adress the carb timing issue though.
    Protein should be taking often because the only protein store we have is muscle and we can't use muscle to get more muscle...
    Fat can be used with any meal to slower the absorption rate of the meal which is good against both catabolism and feeling hungry.
     
  10. georgexi

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    stop overanalyzing everything and just eat. that's what all the big guys say
     
  11. Genghis.Tron

    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    Yeah well, theres no need to change anything as long as its working.
     
  12. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    What percentages of each do you guys shoot for?
     
  13. crucialkc

    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    c/p/f

    45/35/20
     
  14. tryfuhl

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    protein and carbs earlier in the day.. proteins and fats later
     
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    I don't really deal in percentages.... but when relatively strict...I aim for my protein intake to be equal to the sum of my fat and carb intake.

    ie.
    250g of protein and either 150g carbs and 100g fat or 250g protein with 100g carbs and 150g fat.
    The first would be 2500 calories and the second 2750 calories total.
     
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