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MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 02:01 PM
I was curious about protein intake during my carb-up meal. Rob suggests keeping it to a minimum in NHE but that book was written in 1995 or 1996. I was wondering what you all think? I mean maybe for example adding some extremely lean beef to my spaghetti or something along those lines? I was just wondering or even some whey protein. I was just thinking of what an anabolic enviroment the carb-up creates.

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Manipul8r
03-07-2002, 02:36 PM
im thinking a nice glass of milk with a little protein thrown in MAYBE, I havent read NHE yet, so Im not sure of the guidlines or reasoning, but I know I have always included protein in my post workout meal..

gopro
03-07-2002, 02:45 PM
Mon...adding in a serving of whey protein will enhance the effects of your carb up meal. Not only will you store more glycogen, but the high insulin levels gives you the chance to push more amino acids, as well as creatine, glutamine, etc, into your muscle cells.

Qea
03-07-2002, 02:59 PM
I think lowering protein intake for your carb-up meals is so that it won't affect the digestion of such a high amount of carbs.

If the purpose of eating high carbs is to create an insulin spike, won't eating protein w/ the carbs slow down the digestion rate and hence lower the the insulin response?


In relation to gopro's post, I think the insulin spike is to shuttle the amino acids from your previous high protein meals into your cells. It's not as if your system has stopped digesting and absorbing nutrients from your other meals prior to your carb-up one.
but that's just imho, of course ;)

gopro
03-07-2002, 05:56 PM
You are partly correct. Eating protein with carbs will slow the absorbtion rate. However, this is not the case with whey protein which is absorbed extremely quickly. Studies have shown a better deposition of glycogen stores when whey and carbs are used together vs. carbs alone. This is not the time to sit down and eat a steak, but whey, especially hydrolyzed whey, will aid the process!

MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 06:02 PM
So a serving of Designer protein (17.5g protein) with my carb-up meal would be a good idea?

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MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 06:03 PM
Qea I see your point and gopro I also see your point. Both are excellent points that I hadnt thought of.

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MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 06:05 PM
By the way either a) Designer or b) Optimum. Both whey proteins.

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gopro
03-07-2002, 06:28 PM
Trust me Mon, use the whey...2 scoops of either brand is cool :)

MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 06:30 PM
Oh okay 2 scoops? I thought you just said one. Thats cool Ill just go with 2 its not a problem. Damn thats going to come out to a lot of protein eventually. I guess I should just stick to Optimum huh? Thats the cheapest probably.

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MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 06:31 PM
gopro-
Which should come first carbs or protein? I mean adding 2 scoops of whey is going to be tough... I am already eating 1500-1700 calories.

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MonStar1023
03-08-2002, 08:28 AM
bump for the doc, Wizard, Severed Ties..

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Maki Riddington
03-08-2002, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by MonStar1023
gopro-
Which should come first carbs or protein? I mean adding 2 scoops of whey is going to be tough... I am already eating 1500-1700 calories.

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*** Are you asking if you should take in your protein first before your carbs and/or vice versa?
If that is your question, then my answer is.........eat them together.

gopro
03-08-2002, 09:24 AM
Like Maki said...not sure what you mean. You can have them together, or, down the whey, then eat your carbs. The whey should only add maybe 200 cals or less. Whey is so thin it should be easy to get down.

MonStar1023
03-08-2002, 10:01 AM
Yeah okay thanks guys. I just didnt know if consuming one before the other would help with digestion or absorption. I am going to consume both together.

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