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soliloquy
02-13-2009, 10:09 AM
just wondering what exactly would happen if someone who has been working out at medium intensity gets all the proteins without the calories?

example, i'm 160 lbs(at 5' 10). on a daily basis i'm getting 150-200 grams of proteins in. calorie intake ranges from 1000-1500 calories. sometimes peeks at 2000.

and i'm not really starving. i am eating regularly at every 2-3 hours with 3-4 big meals. the only thing is that all the things i'm eating are very low in calories and very high in proteins...

stuff like protein shakes that give less than 100 calories
lots of fish
cottage cheese
turkey
boiled chicken
nutrient cereals
and substituting pops/juices with V8s and such...

jay24k
02-13-2009, 10:35 AM
If your goal is to build muscle, then you will not succeed as well. Gotta eat above maintenance to be effecient at building muscle. The only thing you are doing is maybe preventing a bit of muscle loss since you will be losing weight in that range. And at 1000-1500, that is extremely low and you will most likely burn mostly muscle since your body will hold onto its fat. Your better off eating more.

VikingWarlord
02-13-2009, 12:11 PM
just wondering what exactly would happen if someone who has been working out at medium intensity gets all the proteins without the calories?

example, i'm 160 lbs(at 5' 10). on a daily basis i'm getting 150-200 grams of proteins in. calorie intake ranges from 1000-1500 calories. sometimes peeks at 2000.

and i'm not really starving. i am eating regularly at every 2-3 hours with 3-4 big meals. the only thing is that all the things i'm eating are very low in calories and very high in proteins...

stuff like protein shakes that give less than 100 calories
lots of fish
cottage cheese
turkey
boiled chicken
nutrient cereals
and substituting pops/juices with V8s and such...

What is the purpose of doing this?

supersets
02-13-2009, 02:16 PM
3-4 big meals? and only getting 1000-1500 calories. I eat that much in the hour after my workout lol. Don't be afraid of higher calorie foods, you are way below maintenance right now anyways.