Question about Protein and Carbs

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  1. Slutty McWhorington

    Slutty McWhorington Sir Psycho Sexy

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    Same friend who told me about the stomach not being able to handle more than 25 g of protein in a serving said that carbs are necessary to "push protein through your system". And also that I should be eating double the amount of carbs as I am protein... The first part seemed like it could be based in truth somehow... second part sounds ridiculous compared to everything I've seen about successful bulking diets.
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    tell your friend that he is an idiot

    hint: ketones
     
  3. fart bubble

    fart bubble Don't push your politics on me, pal!

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    Tell your "friend" to follow his own advice and see what happens
     
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    your friend is a moron, and thats being nice.

    I've got no clue what teh hell he could mean about carbs pushing protein through your system? :?:

    As for how much protein, will, you should be taking in around 1-1.5 g/lb (you only need around 1), 20-30% cals from fat and carbs should make up the balance of cals.

    So depending on what you set your proetin intake at, your carb-protin ratio can vary from approx 1.25:1 (protein = 1.5g/lb) to 2.38:1 (protein = 1 g/lb) assuming consisent fat intake %

    So technically your friend is right on the second point (2:1 ratio occurs at protein = 1.125 g/lb), but the reasons why he thinks it are probably way off base.
     
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